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USER GUIDE

Book contents

Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Corel PHOTO-PAINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
CorelDRAW Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Corel PHOTO-PAINT Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451

Table of contents
Section I: Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


Whats new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing the language of the user interface and Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Registering Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Updating Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Corel Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Getting help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
VBA Programming Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Customer feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Other resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
About Corel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Section II: CorelDRAW


Workspace tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

CorelDRAW terminology and concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19


CorelDRAW application window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
CorelDRAW workspace tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Getting started in CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

About vector graphics and bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Starting and opening drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding, inserting, and storing drawing content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exploring the basic features of CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zooming and panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing drawings and quitting CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Working with lines, outlines, and brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Drawing lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Drawing calligraphic, pressure-sensitive, and preset lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Formatting lines and outlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Copying, converting, and removing outlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Applying brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Spraying objects along a line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Drawing flow and dimension lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Drawing shapes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Drawing rectangles and squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63


Drawing ellipses, circles, arcs, and pie shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Drawing polygons and stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Drawing spirals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Drawing grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Drawing predefined shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Drawing by using shape recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Working with objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Selecting objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Copying, duplicating, and deleting objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Creating objects from enclosed areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Creating a boundary around selected objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Copying object properties, transformations, and effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Positioning objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Aligning and distributing objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Snapping objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Using dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Changing the order of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Sizing and scaling objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Rotating and mirroring objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Grouping objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Combining objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Shaping objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Using curve objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107


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Shaping curve objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Applying distortion effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shaping objects by using envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cropping, splitting, and erasing objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filleting, scalloping, and chamfering corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welding and intersecting objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating PowerClip objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Filling objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

Applying uniform fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Applying fountain fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying pattern fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying fills to areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Working with color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

Choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141


Adding three-dimensional effects to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Contouring objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying perspective to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating vector extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating bevel effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating drop shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blending objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing the transparency of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

Applying transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163


Working with pages and layout tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Specifying the page layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Choosing a page background. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding, renaming, and deleting pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the rulers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Working with layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Creating layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175


Changing layer properties and stacking order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Moving and copying objects between layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Adding and formatting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

Adding and selecting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181


Changing the appearance of text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Finding, editing, and converting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Aligning and spacing text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Shifting and rotating text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Moving text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Fitting text to a path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Formatting paragraph text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Hyphenating text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Combining and linking paragraph text frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Wrapping paragraph text around objects and text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Inserting formatting codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Working with bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

Converting vector graphics to bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207


Adding bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Cropping and editing bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Applying special effects to bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Editing bitmaps in Corel PHOTO-PAINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Tracing bitmaps and editing traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213

Tracing bitmaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213


Previewing traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Controlling the colors of traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Tips for tracing bitmaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Printing your work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221


Laying out print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
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Previewing print jobs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223


Commercial printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

Preparing a print job for a service bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Printing printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing color separations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing to film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Publishing to PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

Saving documents as PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233


Setting security options for PDF files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Importing and exporting files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

Importing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239


Exporting files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Section III: Corel PHOTO-PAINT


Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247

Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Exploring the application window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toolbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Property bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dockers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Viewing images and obtaining image information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

Viewing images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259


Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Obtaining image information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Working with color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263

Choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263


Creating custom color palettes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Using spot color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Changing color modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
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Changing the color mode of images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273


Changing images to the paletted color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Bringing images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277

Opening images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277


Importing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Acquiring images from scanners and digital cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Working with vector graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Cropping and changing orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281

Cropping images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281


Stitching images together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Changing image orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Adjusting color and tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

Adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Adjusting image color and tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Working with color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper size. . . . . . . . . . . .301

Changing image dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301


Changing image resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Changing the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

Drawing shapes and lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305


Applying brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Spraying images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Repeating brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Using a pressure-sensitive pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Retouching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315

Improving scanned images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315


Removing red-eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Removing dust and scratch marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Cloning image areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Sharpening images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
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Erasing image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323


Smearing, smudging, and blending colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Working with lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327

Creating lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327


Editing lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Combining lenses with the image background. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Masking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331

Distinguishing protected and editable areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Defining editable areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining editable areas by using color information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inverting and removing masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutting out images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

331
332
334
338
338

Applying special effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343

Working with special effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Applying preset styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying color and tone effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

343
345
346
347

Filling images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

Applying uniform fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Applying fountain fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying bitmap fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying texture fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying gradient fills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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350
352
354
355

Working with objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357

Creating objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357


Grouping and combining objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Modifying objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

Transforming objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363


Changing the edges of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Adding drop shadows to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Creating images for the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
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Exporting and optimizing images for the Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373


Creating and editing rollovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Saving and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

Saving images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381


Exporting images to other file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Closing images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Managing color for display, input, and output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385

Working with color profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385


Choosing advanced color management settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Correcting colors for display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389

Printing your work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389


Laying out print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Previewing print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

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Section I: Welcome to
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3

Welcome
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 delivers powerful software for graphic design, page
layout, and photo editing.
In this section, youll learn about
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications
whats new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications
changing the language of the user interface and Help
registering Corel products
updating Corel products
Corel Support Service
documentation conventions
getting help
customer feedback
other resources
about Corel Corporation

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications


This section describes the major applications included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3.

CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW is an intuitive graphics design application that gives designers an
enjoyable work experience. The program is built to meet the demands of todays
graphics professionals. Whether you work in advertising, printing, publishing, sign
making, engraving, or manufacturing, CorelDRAW offers the tools you need to create
accurate and creative vector illustrations and professional-looking page layouts.

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT
Corel PHOTO-PAINT is a complete image-editing application that lets you retouch
and enhance photos. Whether youre correcting red-eye or exposure problems, cutting
out image areas, or creating and publishing images for the Web, Corel PHOTO-PAINT
gives you powerful tools that are fast and easy to use.

Whats new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3


This section outlines the new features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3.

Whats new in CorelDRAW


New features and enhancements in the following areas will boost your productivity by
helping you complete many tasks more easily and in less time.
Shaping
The Crop tool lets you remove unwanted areas from vector objects and bitmaps.
For more information, see Cropping, splitting, and erasing objects on page 120.
You can now shape curve objects much more easily. Using the freehand marquee
selection mode, you can select multiple nodes in the most complex curves. The
newly designed control handles can also help you in selecting and editing nodes. In
addition, you can move line segments more easily. For more information, see
Shaping curve objects on page 108.
You can reduce the number of nodes in curve objects, which can help in the output
of your projects to devices such as vinyl cutters, plotters, and rotary engravers. For
more information, see To reduce the number of nodes in a curve object on
page 113.
You can shape objects by filleting, scalloping, or chamfering their corners. For more
information, see Filleting, scalloping, and chamfering corners on page 125.
You can automatically create a path around selected objects to create a boundary.
This boundary can be used for creating outlines, keylines, or cut lines. For more
information, see Creating a boundary around selected objects on page 83.
Tracing
You can trace (vectorize) bitmaps, such as photos, or scanned images and drawings,
directly in CorelDRAW, converting them to editable and scalable vector graphics. You
can then easily integrate the vector graphics into your designs. Preset styles let you
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achieve optimum results for any bitmap that you want to trace. In addition, you can
easily preview and edit traced results by using the controls in Corel PowerTRACE. For
more information, see Tracing bitmaps and editing traced results on page 213.
Effects and Fills
Bevel effects let you add three-dimensional depth to graphic and text objects. Bevel
effects can contain both spot and process (CMYK) colors, so they are ideal for
printing. For more information, see Creating bevel effects on page 153.
The Smart fill tool lets you apply fills to areas created by overlapping objects.
Unlike other fill tools, which fill only objects, the Smart fill tool detects the edges
of an area and creates a closed path, so that the area can be filled. For more
information, see Applying fills to areas on page 138.
Copying objects
When duplicating objects, you can easily specify the distance between the original
object and the objects duplicate. For more information, see To duplicate an
object on page 81.
You can create multiple copies of objects and specify their position. For example,
you can distribute object copies horizontally, to the left or right of the original
object. For more information, see To create copies of an object at a specified
position on page 81.
Drawing stars
The Star and Complex star tools let you draw stars quickly. For more information, see
Drawing polygons and stars on page 67.
Changing the order of objects
The enhanced Arrange ` Order command lets you easily change the stacking order of
objects on a layer or page. For more information, see To change the order of an object
on page 97.
Formatting text
The Paragraph formatting and Character formatting dockers give you easy
access to commonly used text formatting options. In addition, the new commands
on the Text menu let you easily add tabs, columns, bullets, and drop caps and
insert formatting codes, such as em dashes and nonbreaking spaces.
You can fit text to any path by using the dynamic preview, which helps you position
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example, you can easily offset the text from the path and mirror the text
horizontally or vertically, or both.
You can easily choose the right fonts for your project. In addition to previewing
selected text with different fonts applied, you can now quickly view a list of the
available font families and identify the fonts and styles available within each family.
You can insert optional hyphens, which let you specify where to break the word
when it is at the end of a line. You can also create custom definitions for optional
hyphenation, which allows you to specify where a hyphen is inserted in a specific
word whenever that word is entered in CorelDRAW.
Spot colors
Support for spot colors has been greatly enhanced. You can import, export, and preview
files that contain spot colors. Vector effects, such as bevels, drop shadows, transparency,
mesh fills, and blends, can now contain both process and spot colors, which makes them
ideal for printing. In addition, spot colors beneath vector effects are now preserved
rather than converted to process colors.
Simulating overprinted colors
You can preview a simulation of how overprinted colors will mix by using the Enhanced
with overprints viewing mode. This feature is useful for proofing your projects.
Correcting bitmaps
The Image Adjustment Lab lets you correct the color and tone of photos and other
bitmaps quickly and easily, in one location. For more information, see Adjusting color
and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab on page 212.
PDF security
You can set security options to protect the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
files that you create. Security options let you control whether, and to what extent, a
PDF file can be accessed, edited, and reproduced when viewed in Adobe Acrobat.
You can also open and import PDF files protected by a password.
File compatibility
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 provides improved file compatibility with many
industry-standard file formats, such as encapsulated PostScript (EPS), PostScript
(PS or PRN), Corel DESIGNER, Adobe Illustrator (AI), PDF, and Corel Paint
Shop Pro (PSP). For more information, see File formats in the Help.

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CorelDRAW Design Collection


The CorelDRAW Design Collection provides you with ready-to-use professional
templates developed around several design styles. Combining layouts and design styles,
you can create effective and original flyers, brochures, letterheads, envelopes, business
cards, and labels.
Learning tools
Hints help you master each tool in the toolbox as you are using the tool.
In Insights from the Experts, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite experts from diverse
graphics industries share with you their ideas, approaches, tips, and methods.
For more information about these new learning tools, see Getting help on page 12.
Features introduced in earlier versions of CorelDRAW
Features that were new in earlier versions of CorelDRAW from versions 9 to 12
are easy to identify once you start the program. You can highlight all menu commands
and tools that were new for a specific version by clicking Help ` Highlight whats new.
This feature is especially useful if you are upgrading from an earlier version of
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Whats new in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


Photo editing
The Image Adjustment Lab lets you correct the color and tone of photos quickly and
easily, in one location. Using the automatic correction control, you can fix most color
and contrast problems. You can also manually remove color casts and adjust the
brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, and midtones of a photo. To help you choose
the best photo-editing results, you can compare snapshots of a photo with different
settings applied. For more information, see Adjusting color and tone quickly in the
Image Adjustment Lab on page 287.
Cutting out images
The Cutout Lab has been enhanced to make it even easier to isolate parts of images. You
can touch up your cutouts by adding and removing detail, and you can redo and undo
actions if necessary. To evaluate the results, you can preview the cutout in several ways.
In addition, you can choose to keep both the cutout and the original image or to create
a clip mask from the cutout. For more information, see Cutting out images on
page 338.
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Spot color channels


Spot color channels let you view, edit, add, and preserve spot color information in files.
Whether you are importing a file that uses spot colors, or you are adding spot colors in
Corel PHOTO-PAINT, spot color channels ensure that your color information is
maintained when you output the file. For more information, see Using spot color
channels on page 269.
File compatibility
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 gives you improved file compatibility with many
industry-standard file formats such as encapsulated PostScript (EPS), PostScript (PS
or PRN), PDF, and Paint Shop Pro (PSP). For more information, see File formats
in the Help.
Raw camera file formats RawShooter essentials 2005, an application included
in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3, lets you open and manipulate raw camera files,
and save them as TIFF or JPEG files. For more information, see Raw camera file
formats in the Help.
Learning tools
Hints help you master each tool in the toolbox as you are using the tool.
In Insights from the Experts, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite experts from diverse
graphics industries share with you their ideas, approaches, tips, and methods.
For more information about these new learning tools, see Getting help on page 12.
Features introduced in earlier versions of Corel PHOTO-PAINT
Features that were new in earlier versions of Corel PHOTO-PAINT from versions 9
to 12 are easy to identify once you start the program. You can highlight all menu
commands and tools that were new for a specific version by clicking Help ` Highlight
whats new. This feature is especially useful if you are upgrading from an earlier version
of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications


The installation wizard makes it easy to install CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
applications and components. It lets you
install any applications included in your software package
add and delete components in the current installation
repair the current installation by reinstalling all application features
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uninstall CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3

To install CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 applications


1 Close all applications.
2 Insert CD 1 in the CD drive.
If the installation wizard does not start automatically, click Start on the
Windows taskbar, and click Run. Type D:\CGS13\Setup, where D is the letter
that corresponds to the CD drive.
3 Follow the InstallShield wizard instructions for installing the software.

To add or delete components in a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 installation


1 Close all applications.
2 On the Windows taskbar, click Start ` Control panel.
If your operating system is Windows 2000, click Start ` Settings `
Control Panel.
3 Double-click Add or remove programs.
4 In the Add or remove programs dialog box, choose
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 from the list, and click Change.
5 In the InstallShield wizard, click the Modify button

6 Follow the instructions that appear.

To repair a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 installation


1 Close all applications.
2 On the Windows taskbar, click Start ` Control panel.
If your operating system is Windows 2000, click Start ` Settings `
Control Panel.
3 Double-click Add or remove programs.
4 In the Add or remove programs dialog box, choose
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 from the list, and click Change.
5 In the InstallShield wizard, click the Repair button

6 Follow the instructions that appear.

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To uninstall CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3


1 On the Windows taskbar, click Start ` Control Panel.
If your operating system is Windows 2000, click Start ` Settings `
Control Panel.
2 Double-click Add/Remove programs.
3 In the Add or remove programs dialog box, choose
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 from the list, and click Remove.
If your operating system is Windows 2000, click the Remove button.
4 Follow the InstallShield wizard instructions.

Changing the language of the user interface and Help


If an application has been installed in more than one language, you can change the
language of the user interface and Help at any time.

To change the language of the user interface and Help


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the list of categories, click Global.
3 Choose a language from the Select the language for the user interface list box.
4 Restart the application.

Registering Corel products


Registering Corel products is important. Registration provides you with timely access
to the latest product updates, valuable information about product releases, and access
to free downloads, articles, tips and tricks, and special offers.
You can register when you install the application or at a later date.
You can register in one of the following ways:
online You can launch online registration if you are connected to the Internet
when you install the Corel graphics application. If no Internet connection is
detected, a list of options appears in a dialog box.
by phone You can call the Corel Customer Service Center nearest you.

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For more information about registering a Corel product, visit www.corel.com/support/


register.

Updating Corel products


You can use the InstallShield Update Manager to check for updates to Corel software
and other software products online. When product updates become available, you can
choose to have them downloaded and installed automatically. You can also set how often
the Update Manager checks for product updates.
You can access the Update Manager by clicking Program Updates on the Start menu
of the Windows taskbar. For information about using the Update Manager, see the
Help topics in the Update Manager dialog box.

Corel Support Services


Corel Support Services can provide you with prompt and accurate information about
product features, specifications, pricing, availability, services, and technical support. For
the most current information on support services available for your Corel product,
please visit www.corel.com/support.

Documentation conventions
The following table describes important conventions used in the user guide and Help.
Convention

Description

Examples

Menu ` Menu command

A menu item and menu


command that you need to
click in sequence

Click File ` Open.

list box

A list of options that drops


down when a user clicks the
down arrow button

Choose a value from the


Force field list box on the
property bar.

docker

A window containing
available commands and
settings relevant to a specific
tool or task

Double-click the name of the


group in the Object manager
docker.

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Convention

Description

Examples

Enter

Enter key

Type a value in the Eraser


thickness box on the
property bar, and press
Enter.

using the [specific tool]

An indication to click a
particular tool so that it
becomes active for a given
operation

Select the text using the Text


tool.

A note contains important


information that is relevant
to the preceding steps. It
may describe conditions
under which the procedure
can be performed.

A compound blend cannot


be copied or cloned.
If you click the Equal
margins button, you
must specify values in the
Top/left margin boxes.

A tip contains suggestions


for performing the preceding
steps. It may present
alternatives to the steps, or
other benefits or uses of the
procedure.

Trimming an object can


reduce the drawing file
size.
You can also create a
hyperlink by using the
Internet toolbar.

Getting help
The following tools are available to help you:
This user guide provides information about commonly used product features.
The user guide is also available in PDF format and can be accessed through the
Start menu on the Windows taskbar.
Help provides comprehensive information about product features from directly
within the program. You can browse through the entire list of topics, check the
index, or use the search tool for a given word or phrase. From the Help window,
you can also access the Corel Knowledge Base on the Corel Web site.
Hints provide information about tools in the toolbox from within the program.
When you click a tool, a hint is displayed, telling you how to use the selected tool.
CorelTUTOR provides a series of project-based tutorials that introduce you
to basic and advanced features of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
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CorelDRAW Handbook: Insights from the Experts a series of articles


written by experts who use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 in their daily work.
The articles deconstruct designs that the authors created in
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3. The handbook is available as a printed
publication as well as in PDF format.
ToolTips let you access information about the icons and buttons found in the
program. To view a ToolTip, position the pointer over an icon, button, or other
application control.

To use the Help


1 Click Help ` Help topics.
2 Click one of the following tabs:
Contents lets you browse through topics in the Help
Index lets you use the index to find a topic
Search lets you search the full text of the Help for a particular word or phrase
Favorites lets you create a list of Help topics that you can easily access. You
can add or remove Help topics from the list at any time.
You can also
View Help for a dialog box

Click the Help button.

Print a specific Help topic

Open a Help topic, click the frame you want


to print, and click Print.

Access information and troubleshooting tips


on the Corel Web site

Click Support in the upper-right corner of


the Help window.

To search the Help


1 Click Help ` Help topics.
2 Click the Search tab, and type a word or phrase in the Type in the word(s) to
search for box.
For example, if you are looking for information about the RGB color mode, you can
type RGB to display a list of relevant topics. To search for a phrase, you need to
type the phrase and enclose it with quotation marks (for example, dynamic
guides or color mode).
3 Choose a topic from the Select topic list, and press Enter.

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You can also


Search for a word or phrase in a list of topics
generated by the previous search

Enable the Search previous results check


box.

Search for all forms of a word

Enable the Match similar words check box.


For example, if you type blend, the search
results will include topics that contain the
words blends and blending.

Search only the titles of Help topics

Enable the Search titles only check box.

To display or hide Hints


Click Help ` Hints.
When the Hints command is enabled, the Hints docker appears displaying
information about the active tool in the toolbox.
To get information about a tool in the toolbox, click the tool or perform an
action with it.
To get additional information about the active tool, click the Help button
in the upper-right corner of the Hints docker.

To access CorelTUTOR
Click Help ` CorelTUTOR.

To access Insights from the experts


Click Help ` Insights from the experts.

VBA Programming Guide


The new VBA Programming Guide for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 will help you
automate tasks and create custom solutions by using Microsoft Visual Basic for
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Section II: CorelDRAW

Workspace tour
Becoming familiar with the terminology and workspace of CorelDRAW will help you
easily follow this user guides concepts and procedures.
In this section, youll learn about
CorelDRAW terminology and concepts
CorelDRAW application window
CorelDRAW workspace tools

CorelDRAW terminology and concepts


Before you get started with CorelDRAW, you should be familiar with the following
terms.
Term

Description

object

An element in a drawing such as an image,


shape, line, text, curve, symbol, or layer

drawing

The work you create in CorelDRAW: for


example, custom artwork, logos, posters,
and newsletters

vector graphic

An image generated from mathematical


descriptions that determine the position,
length, and direction in which lines are
drawn

bitmap

An image composed of grids of pixels or dots

docker

A window containing available commands


and settings relevant to a specific tool or task

flyout

A button that opens a group of related tools


or menu items

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Term

Description

artistic text

A type of text to which you can apply special


effects, such as shadows

paragraph text

A type of text to which you can apply


formatting options, and which can be edited
in large blocks

CorelDRAW application window


When you launch CorelDRAW, the application window opens containing a drawing
window. The rectangle in the center of the drawing window is the drawing page where
you create your drawing. Although more than one drawing window can be opened, you
can apply commands to the active drawing window only.
The CorelDRAW application window appears below. A description of its parts follows.
Title bar

Menu bar

Toolbar (standard)

Property bar

Toolbox

Docker

Drawing
window

Drawing
page

Color
palette

Ruler
Document navigator

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Status bar

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Part

Description

Menu bar

The area containing pull-down menu


options

Property bar

A detachable bar with commands that relate


to the active tool or object. For example,
when the text tool is active, the text property
bar displays commands that create and edit
text.

Toolbar

A detachable bar that contains shortcuts to


menu and other commands

Title bar

The area displaying the title of the currently


open drawing

Rulers

Horizontal and vertical borders that are used


to determine the size and position of objects
in a drawing

Toolbox

A floating bar with tools for creating, filling,


and modifying objects in the drawing

Drawing window

The area outside the drawing page bordered


by the scroll bars and application controls

Drawing page

The rectangular area inside the drawing


window. It is the printable area of your work
area.

Color palette

A dockable bar that contains color swatches

Docker

A window containing available commands


and settings relevant to a specific tool or task

Status bar

An area at the bottom of the application


window that contains information about
object properties such as type, size, color, fill,
and resolution. The status bar also shows the
current mouse position.

Document navigator

The area at the bottom left of the application


window that contains controls for moving
between pages and adding pages

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Part

Description

Navigator

A button at the lower-right corner that


opens a smaller display to help you move
around a drawing

To toggle between displaying and hiding the status bar, click Window `
Toolbars ` Status bar.

CorelDRAW workspace tools


Application commands are accessible through the menu bar, toolbars, toolbox, property
bar, and dockers. The property bar and dockers provide access to commands that relate
to the active tool or current task. The property bar, dockers, toolbars, and toolbox can
be opened, closed, and moved around your screen at any time.
You can customize many of these workspace tools to suit your needs. For more
information, see Customizing your application in the Help.

Standard toolbar
The standard toolbar, which appears by default, contains buttons and controls that are
shortcuts to many of the menu commands.
For information about customizing the position, contents, and appearance of toolbars,
see Customizing toolbars in the Help.
Click this button

To
Start a new drawing
Open a drawing
Save a drawing
Print a drawing

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Click this button

To
Cut selected objects to the Clipboard
Copy selected objects to the Clipboard
Paste the Clipboard contents into a drawing
Undo an action
Restore an action that was undone
Import a drawing
Export a drawing
Start Corel applications
Access the Corel Graphics Community
Web site
Set a zoom level

More about toolbars


In addition to the standard toolbar, CorelDRAW has toolbars for specific kinds of tasks.
For example, the Text toolbar contains commands relevant to using the Text tool. If
you use a toolbar frequently, you can display it in the workspace at all times.
The following table describes toolbars other than the standard toolbar.
Toolbar

Description

Yahoo! Toolbar

Lets you access services on Yahoo.com, such


as Calendar and Mail, and use Yahoo! Search
to search the Web. You need an Internet
connection to use the Yahoo! Toolbar.

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Toolbar

Description

Text

Contains commands for formatting and


aligning text

Zoom

Contains commands for zooming in and out


of a drawing page by specifying percentage
of original view, clicking the Zoom tool, and
selecting a page view

Internet

Contains commands for Web-related tools


for creating rollovers and publishing to the
Internet

Print merge

Contains commands for print merge items


that combine text with a drawing such as
creating and loading data files, creating data
fields for variable text, and inserting print
merge fields

Transform

Contains commands for skewing, rotating,


and mirroring objects

Visual Basic for Applications

Contains commands for editing, testing, and


running VBA commands

To toggle between displaying and hiding a toolbar, click Window ` Toolbars,


and click the command with the toolbar name.

Exploring the toolbox


Flyouts open to display a set of related CorelDRAW tools. A small arrow in the bottom,
right corner of a toolbox button indicates a flyout: for example, the Shape edit flyout
. Clicking a flyout arrow opens a set of related tools. Clicking and dragging the grab
handles at the end of the flyout sets the flyout in its expanded form.
The following table provides descriptions of the flyouts and tools in the CorelDRAW
toolbox.

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Flyouts
Flyout

Description

Shape edit

Lets you access the Shape, Smudge brush,


Roughen brush, and Free transform tools

Crop tool

Lets you access the Crop, Knife, Eraser,


and Virtual segment delete tools

Zoom

Lets you access the Zoom and Hand tools

Curve

Lets you access the Freehand, Bzier,


Artistic media, Pen, Polyline, 3 point
curve, Interactive connector, and
Dimension tools

Smart tools

Lets you access the Smart fill and Smart


drawing tools

Rectangle

Lets you access the Rectangle and 3 point


rectangle tools

Ellipse

Lets you access the Ellipse and 3 point


ellipse tools

Object

Lets you access the Polygon, Star, Complex


Star, Graph paper, and Spiral tools

Perfect Shapes

Lets you access the Basic shapes, Arrow


shapes, Flowchart shapes, Banner
shapes, and Callout shapes tools

Interactive tools

Lets you access the Interactive blend,


Interactive contour, Interactive
distortion, Interactive drop shadow,
Interactive envelope, Interactive extrude,
and Interactive transparency tools

Eyedropper

Lets you access the Eyedropper and


Paintbucket tools

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Flyout

Description

Outline

Lets you access the Outline pen and


Outline color dialog boxes, a selection of
outlines of various widths, and the Color
docker

Fill

Lets you access the Color docker, Fill color,


Fountain fill, Pattern fill, Texture fill, and
PostScript fill dialog boxes

Interactive fill

Lets you access Interactive fill and


Interactive mesh fill tools

Tools
Tool

Description
The Pick tool lets you select and size, skew,
and rotate objects.
The Shape tool lets you edit the shape of
objects.
The Smudge brush tool lets you distort a
vector object by dragging along its outline.
The Roughen brush tool lets you distort
the outline of a vector object by dragging
along the outline.
The Free transform tool lets you transform
an object by using the Free rotation, Angle
rotation, Scale, and Skew tools.
The Crop tool lets you remove unwanted
areas in objects.
The Knife tool lets you cut through objects.
The Eraser tool lets you remove areas of
your drawing.

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Tool

Description
The Virtual segment delete tool lets you
delete portions of objects that are between
intersections.
The Zoom tool lets you change the
magnification level in the drawing window.
The Hand tool lets you control which part of
the drawing is visible in the drawing
window.
The Freehand tool lets you draw single line
segments and curves.
The Bzier tool lets you draw curves one
segment at a time.
The Artistic media tool provides access to
the Brush, Sprayer, Calligraphic, and
Pressure tools.
The Pen tool lets you draw curves one
segment at a time.
The Polyline tool lets you draw lines and
curves in preview mode.
The 3 point curve tool lets you draw a curve
by defining the start, end, and center points.
The Interactive connector tool lets you
join two objects with a line.
The Dimension tool lets you draw vertical,
horizontal, slanted, or angular dimension
lines.
The Smart fill tool lets you create objects
from enclosed areas and then apply a fill to
those objects.

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Tool

Description
The Smart drawing tool converts the
freehand strokes that you draw to basic
shapes and smoothed curves.
The Rectangle tool lets you draw rectangles
and squares.
The 3 point rectangle tool lets you draw
rectangles at an angle.
The Ellipse tool lets you draw ellipses and
circles.
The 3 point ellipse tool lets you draw
ellipses at an angle.
The Polygon tool lets you draw symmetrical
polygons and stars.
The Star tool lets you draw perfect stars.
The Complex star tool lets you draw
complex stars that have intersecting sides.
The Graph paper tool lets you draw a grid
of lines similar to that on graph paper.
The Spiral tool lets you draw symmetrical
and logarithmic spirals.
The Basic shapes tool lets you choose from
a full set of shapes, including hexagram, a
smiley face, and a right-angle triangle.
The Arrow shapes tool lets you draw arrows
of various shape, direction, and number of
heads.
The Flowchart shapes tool lets you draw
flowchart symbols.
The Banner shapes tool lets you draw
ribbon objects and explosion shapes.

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Tool

Description
The Callout shapes tool lets you draw
callouts and labels.
The Text tool lets you type words directly on
the screen as artistic or paragraph text.
The Interactive blend tool lets you blend
two objects.
The Interactive contour tool lets you apply
a contour to an object.
The Interactive distortion tool lets you
apply a Push or Pull distortion, a Zipper
distortion, or a Twister distortion to an
object.
The Interactive drop shadow tool lets you
apply a drop shadow to an object.
The Interactive envelope tool lets you
distort an object by dragging the nodes of
the envelope.
The Interactive extrude tool lets you apply
the illusion of depth to objects.
The Interactive transparency tool lets you
apply transparencies to objects.
The Eyedropper tool lets you select and
copy object properties, such as fill, line
thickness, size, and effects, from an object on
the drawing window.
The Paintbucket tool lets you apply object
properties, such as fill, line thickness, size
and effects, to an object in the drawing
window after you select these properties with
the Eyedropper tool.
The Outline tool lets you set outline
properties.

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Tool

Description
The Fill tool lets you set the fill properties.
The Interactive fill tool lets you apply
various fills.
The Interactive mesh tool lets you apply a
mesh grid to an object.

Property bar
The property bar displays the most commonly used functions that are relevant to the
active tool or to the task youre performing. Although it looks like a toolbar, the
property bar content changes depending on the tool or task.
For example, when you click the Text tool in the Toolbox, the property bar displays only
text-related commands. In the example below, the property bar displays text,
formatting, alignment, and editing tools.

You can customize the contents and position of the property bar to suit your needs. For
more information, see Customizing the property bar in the Help.
To toggle between displaying and hiding the property bar, click Window `
Toolbars ` Property bar.

Dockers
Dockers display the same types of controls as a dialog box, such as command buttons,
options, and list boxes. Unlike most dialog boxes, you can keep dockers open while
working on a document, so you can readily access the commands to experiment with
different effects.

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An example is the Object


properties docker. When
this docker is open, you
can click an object in the
drawing window and
view formatting,
dimensions, and other
properties of the object.

Dockers can be either docked or floating. Docking a docker attaches it to the edge of
the application window. Undocking a docker detaches it from other parts of the
workspace, so it can be easily moved around. You can also collapse dockers to save screen
space.
If you open several dockers, they usually appear nested, with only one docker fully
displayed. You can quickly display a docker hidden from view by clicking the dockers
tab.

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Left: Docked and nested dockers. Right: A floating docker. To dock a floating
docker, click the dockers title bar, and drag to position the pointer on the edge
of the drawing window. To close a docker, click the X button at the top corner;
to collapse or expand a docker, click the arrow button at the top corner.

Status bar
The status bar displays information about selected objects (such as color, fill type, and
outline, cursor position, and relevant commands).
See Customizing the status bar in the Help for information about customizing the
contents and appearance of the status bar.

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Getting started in CorelDRAW


Drawings are the work that you create and edit in CorelDRAW.
In this section, youll learn about
vector graphics and bitmaps
starting and opening drawings
finding, inserting, and storing drawing content
exploring the basic features of CorelDRAW
undoing, redoing, and repeating actions
zooming and panning
saving drawings
closing drawings and quitting CorelDRAW

About vector graphics and bitmaps


The two main types of computer graphics are vector graphics and bitmaps. Vector
graphics are made of lines and curves, and they are generated from mathematical
descriptions that determine the position, length, and direction in which lines are drawn.
Bitmaps, also known as raster images, are composed of tiny squares called pixels; each
pixel is mapped to a location in an image and has numerical color values.
Vector graphics are ideal for logos and illustrations because they are resolutionindependent and can be scaled to any size, or printed and displayed at any resolution,
without losing detail and quality. In addition, you can produce sharp and crisp outlines
with vector graphics.
Bitmaps are excellent for photographs and digital paintings because they reproduce
color gradations well. Bitmaps are resolution-dependent that is, they represent a
fixed number of pixels. While they look good at their actual size, they can appear jagged
or lose image quality when scaled, or when displayed or printed at a resolution higher
than their original resolution.

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You can create vector graphics in CorelDRAW. You can also import bitmaps (such as
JPEG and TIFF files) in CorelDRAW and integrate them into your drawings. For
information about working with bitmaps, see Working with bitmaps on page 207.

The top illustration is a vector graphic consisting of lines and fills. The bottom
version is a bitmap made up of pixels.

Starting and opening drawings


CorelDRAW lets you start a new drawing from a blank page, from a template, or from
an existing drawing.
A blank page gives you the freedom to specify every aspect of a drawing.
A template provides you with a starting point and leaves the amount of customization
up to you. The templates included with CorelDRAW are available under the following
categories:
Full page
Label
Envelope
Side-fold
Web
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For more information about creating and using templates, see Working with
templates in the Help.
Basing a new drawing on an existing drawing lets you reuse objects and page settings.
CorelDRAW lets you open existing drawings saved in various file formats. However,
you may not be able to open certain files, depending on their file type and contents. In
such cases, you can try importing the files as objects in an open drawing. For
information about the file formats you can import in CorelDRAW, see File formats in
the Help.
If the drawing you are opening is from an earlier version of CorelDRAW and contains
text in a language different from the language of your operating system, you can choose
code page settings to ensure that text is converted into Unicode characters properly.
Code page settings help you correctly display text outside the drawing window, such as
keywords, file names, and text entries in the Object manager and Object data
manager dockers. To display text correctly in the drawing window, you need to use
encoding settings. For more information, see Encoding text in the Help.
If the drawing you are opening contains an embedded International Color
Consortium (ICC) profile, you can extract and save the profile. You can also preserve
a drawings layers and pages.

To start CorelDRAW
Click Start ` All programs ` CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 `
CorelDRAW X3.

To start a drawing
To

Do the following

Start a drawing from a blank page

Click File ` New.

Start a drawing from a template

Click File ` New from template, click the


tab that corresponds to the template
category you want, and choose a template.

When you start a drawing from a blank page, the drawing is based on the
default CorelDRAW template (CorelDRAW.cdt).

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You can specify a layout style (template) by clicking Layout ` Page setup,
clicking Layout in the list of categories, and choosing a layout style from the
Layout list box.

To open a drawing
1 Click File ` Open.
2 Locate the folder where the drawing is stored.
3 Click a filename.
To make sure that you are opening the drawing you want, enable the Preview
check box to view a thumbnail of the drawing.
4 Click Options to display additional options and file information.
If the drawing is from CorelDRAW version 11 or earlier and contains text in a
language different from the language of your operating system, choose the
corresponding option from the Code page list box to ensure text is converted into
Unicode characters properly.
5 Enable any of the following check boxes:
Extract embedded ICC profile lets you save the embedded International
Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder in which the application is
installed
Maintain layers and pages lets you maintain layers and pages when you
open files. If you disable the check box, all layers are combined in a single layer.
6 Click Open.
You can also open a drawing by clicking the Open button

on the toolbar.

If you want to view a thumbnail of the drawing, click the Preview check box.

Finding, inserting, and storing drawing content


The Scrapbook docker lets you use clipart, photo images, and sounds stored on the
Corel content CDs or that are available online. The digital content manual contains
pictures of the graphics available on the CD and lists their folder locations.
You can browse for clipart, photo images, and sound files on your system, or browse
online on Corel on the Web; or you can search for content by using keywords. You can
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also create your own scrapbook to store content from the drawing window that you
want to reuse.

To browse for clipart, photos, and sound files


1 Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook.
2 Insert a Corel content CD into the CD drive.
3 Double-click an icon in the CD list and navigate to a folder.
You can also
Browse for files on your computer or
network

Double-click the Desktop icon, and


navigate to a folder.

Browse for images online

Click the Content on the Web button.

To browse for images online, you must be connected to the Internet.


To change your browsing view in the Scrapbook docker, click the flyout
arrow, click View, and choose a view type.

To search for clipart, photos, and sound files


1 Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook ` Search.
2 Insert a Corel contents CD into the CD drive.
3 Type a keyword in the Search for text box.

To insert a graphic or sound file


Drag the graphic or sound file from the Scrapbook docker to the drawing window.

To store drawing content


1 Click Window ` Dockers ` Scrapbook ` Browse.
2 Browse to the folder where you want to create your scrapbook folder.
3 Click the flyout arrow, and click New folder.
4 Rename and open the folder.

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5 Drag an object or a group of objects from the drawing window into the Scrapbook
docker.
By default, each item you add to your scrapbook folder is named Scrap,
Scrap (1), Scrap (2), and so on. You can give all items logical names to make
them easy to find them.
Instead of creating a new folder, you can use an existing folder to store drawing
content.

Exploring the basic features of CorelDRAW


CorelDRAW has a virtually unlimited number of tools and capabilities to help you
create drawings. The following table provides you with the basic features of
CorelDRAW to help you get started.
For information about

See

Drawing lines

Working with lines, outlines, and brush


strokes on page 45

Drawing shapes

Drawing shapes on page 63

Creating and manipulating objects

Working with objects on page 77

Adding color to objects

Filling objects on page 133

Adding text to a drawing

Adding and selecting text on page 181

Creating drawings for use on the Web

Publishing to the Web in the Help

Printing drawings

Printing on page 221

Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions


You can undo the actions you perform in a drawing, starting with the most recent
action. If you dont like the result of undoing an action, you can redo it. Reverting to
the last saved version of a drawing also lets you remove one or more actions. Certain
actions applied to objects, such as stretching, filling, moving and rotating, can be
repeated to create a stronger visual effect.
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Customizing the undo settings lets you increase or decrease the number of actions that
you can undo or redo.

To undo, redo, and repeat actions


To

Do the following

Undo an action

Click Edit ` Undo.

Redo an action

Click Edit ` Redo.

Undo or redo a series of actions

Click Tools ` Undo Docker. Choose the


action that precedes all the actions you want
to undo, or choose the last action you want
to redo.

Revert to the last saved version of a drawing

Click File ` Revert.

Repeat an action

Click Edit ` Repeat.

When you undo a series of actions, all actions listed below the action you
choose are undone.
When you redo a series of actions, the action you choose and all actions listed
between it and the last undone action are redone.
You can repeat an action on another object or group of objects by selecting the
object or objects and clicking Edit ` Repeat.
You can also undo or redo actions by clicking the Undo button
button on the Standard toolbar.

or Redo

Zooming and panning


You can change the view of a drawing by zooming in to get a closer look or by zooming
out to see more of the drawing. You can experiment with a variety of zoom options to
determine the amount of detail you want. Another way in which you can view specific
areas of a drawing is by panning. When you work at high magnification levels or with
large drawings, you may not be able to see the whole drawing. Panning lets you view
areas that arent displayed by moving the page around in the drawing window.

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You can use the Hand tool to pan around a large image and view particular
areas.

You can zoom in and out while you are panning, and you can pan while you are
zooming; this saves you from having to alternate between the two tools.

To zoom
1 Open the Zoom flyout

, and click the Zoom tool

2 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:


Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom to selected
Zoom to all objects
Zoom to page
Zoom to page width
Zoom to page height
The Zoom to selected button is available only when you select one or more
objects before you open the Zoom flyout.
When you are not editing text, you can also access the Zoom tool by pressing
the Z key.

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You can also zoom in by double-clicking or dragging anywhere in the drawing


window using the Hand tool . To zoom out, right-click in the drawing
window.

To pan in the drawing window


1 Open the Zoom flyout

, and click the Hand tool

2 Drag in the drawing window until the area you want to view appears.
When you are not editing text, you can also access the Hand tool by pressing
the H key.
If you want to pan in the drawing window while zoomed in on the drawing,
click the Navigator button in the bottom-right corner of the drawing
window or the N key. Drag the cross-haired pointer around in the Navigator
pop-up window.
You can quickly center the page in the drawing window by double-clicking the
Zoom tool in the toolbox.

Using the Navigator, you can display any part of a drawing without having
to zoom out.

Saving drawings
By default, drawings are saved to the CorelDRAW file format (CDR) and are
compatible with the latest version of the application. You can also save a drawing so that

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it is compatible with an earlier version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. This is especially


useful if you want to use the drawing in Corel R.A.V.E.
You can save a drawing to other vector file formats as well. If you want to use a drawing
in another application, you must save it to a file format that is supported by that
application. For information about file formats supported by CorelDRAW, see File
formats in the Help.
The application lets you assign notes, keywords, and thumbnails to drawings so that
you can find them more easily. If your drawing will be used on the Internet, you can
have the application automatically replace spaces in the filename with underscores, to
prevent potential display problems. If your drawing will be viewed on a system that
does not have all of the fonts used in the drawing, you can embed all fonts to ensure
that text will appear as originally created.
You can also save selected objects in a drawing. For large drawings, saving only the
selected objects reduces the file size, which can decrease the time it takes to load the
drawing.
A drawing can also be saved as a template, allowing you to create other drawings with
the same properties. For information about saving a drawing as a template, see
Working with templates in the Help.

To save a drawing
1 Click File ` Save as.
2 Type a filename in the File name list box.
3 Locate the folder where you want to save the file.
If you want the drawing to be compatible with a previous version of CorelDRAW,
choose a version from the Version list box.
If you want to save the drawing to a vector file format other than CorelDRAW
(CDR), choose a file format from the File type list box.
4 Click Options, specify the settings you want, and click Save.
You can also
Save notes or keywords with the file

Type notes or keywords in the corresponding


box.

Choose what thumbnail to attach to a


drawing

Choose an option from the Thumbnail list


box.

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You can also


Use a filename suitable for the Web

Enable the Web_safe_filenames check box.

Saving a drawing to a previous version of CorelDRAW may result in loss of


certain effects that were not available in the previous version of the application.
If you want to save changes made to a previously saved drawing, click File `
Save.

To save only selected objects


1 Select the objects.
2 Click File ` Save as.
3 Click Options.
4 Enable the Selected only check box.
5 Locate the folder where you want to save the file.
6 Type a filename in the File name list box.
7 Click Save.

Closing drawings and quitting CorelDRAW


You can close one or all open drawings at any time before quitting CorelDRAW.

To close drawings
To

Do the following

Close one drawing

Click File ` Close.

Close all open drawings

Click Window ` Close all.

To quit CorelDRAW
Click File ` Exit.

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You can also quit CorelDRAW by pressing Alt + F4.

Need more information?


The CorelDRAW Help has more information to help you get started with the
program. To access this information, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Getting started.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with lines,


outlines, and brush strokes
CorelDRAW lets you add lines and brush strokes by using a variety of techniques and
tools. After you draw lines or apply brush strokes to lines, you can format them. You
can also format the outlines that surround objects.
CorelDRAW provides preset objects that you can spray along a line. You can also create
flow and dimension lines in drawings.
You can also draw lines by using shape recognition. For more information, see Drawing
by using shape recognition on page 73.
In this section, youll learn about
drawing lines
drawing calligraphic, pressure-sensitive, and preset lines
formatting lines and outlines
copying, converting, and removing outlines
applying brush strokes
spraying objects along a line
drawing flow and dimension lines

Drawing lines
A line is a path between two points. Lines can consist of multiple segments, and the line
segments can be curved or straight. The line segments are connected by nodes, which
are depicted as small squares. CorelDRAW provides various drawing tools that let you
draw curved and straight lines, and lines containing both curved and straight segments.
Freehand and Polyline tools
and Polyline
tools let you draw freehand lines as if you were
The Freehand
sketching on a sketchpad. If you make a mistake while drawing, you can erase the
unwanted part immediately and continue drawing. When drawing straight lines or
segments, you can constrain them to straight vertical or horizontal lines.
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The Freehand tool lets you control the smoothness of the curved line you are drawing
as well as add segments to an existing line. However, the Polyline tool is easier to use
for quickly drawing a complex line that consists of alternating curved and straight
segments.
Bzier and Pen tools
and Pen
tools let you draw lines one segment at a time by placing
The Bzier
each node with precision and controlling the shape of each curved segment. When using
the Pen tool, you can preview the line segments you are drawing.

You can draw lines with multiple segments by using the Bzier tool and
clicking each time you want the line to change direction.

3 point curve tool


The 3 point curve tool lets you draw simple curved lines by specifying their width
and height. Use this tool to create arc shapes quickly without manipulating nodes.

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You can draw a curved line by specifying its width (left), and then specifying
its height and clicking the page (right).

Smart drawing tool


The Smart drawing tool lets you use shape recognition to draw straight and curved
lines. For more information, see Drawing by using shape recognition on page 73.
Using nodes and control handles
Some lines have nodes and control handles that you can manipulate to shape lines as
you draw. For information about node types, see Using curve objects on page 107.

To draw a line by using the Freehand tool


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Freehand tool

2 Perform a task from the following table.


To

Do the following

Draw a curved line

Click where you want to start the curved


line, and drag.

Draw a straight line

Click where you want to start the line, and


then click where you want the line to end.

Control the smoothness of a curved line

Type a value in the Freehand smoothing


box on the property bar. Higher values
produce smoother curves.

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To

Do the following

Add line segments to an existing line

Click the end node of a selected line, and


click where you want the new segment to
end.

Create a closed shape from two or more


connected lines

In a line that contains two segments, click


the end node, and then click the start node.

You can constrain a line created with the Freehand tool to a predefined angle,
called a constrain angle, by holding down Ctrl while you drag. This feature is
useful for drawing straight vertical and horizontal lines.
You can erase a portion of a curved freehand line by holding down Shift and
dragging backward over the line before releasing the mouse button.

To draw a line by using the Polyline tool


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Polyline tool

2 Do one of the following:


To draw a straight segment, click where you want to start the line segment, and
then click where you want to end it.
To draw a curved segment, click where you want to start the segment, and drag
across the drawing page.
You can add as many segments as you want and alternate between curved and
straight segments.
3 Double-click to end the line.
You can close an open object by clicking the Auto-close curve button
the property bar.

on

To draw a line by using the Bzier tool


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Bzier tool

2 Do one of the following:


To draw a curved segment, click where you want to place the first node, and drag
the control handle to where you want to place the next node. Release the mouse
button, and drag the control handle to create the curve.
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To draw a straight segment, click where you want to start the line segment, and
click where you want to end it.
You can add as many segments as you want.
3 Press the Spacebar to finish the line.
You can also
Draw a curved segment followed by a
straight segment

Draw a curved segment, double-click the


end node, and click where you want the
straight segment to end.

Draw a straight segment followed by a


curved segment

Draw a straight segment. Click the endpoint


of the segment, drag to where you want, and
release the mouse button. Drag to draw a
curve.

Change curve angle to preset increments as


you draw

While holding down Ctrl, drag a control


handle.

To draw a line by using the Pen tool


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Pen tool

2 Do one of the following:


To draw a curved segment, click where you want to place the first node, and drag
the control handle to where you want to place the next node. Release the mouse
button, and drag the control handle to create the curve you want.
To draw a straight segment, click where you want to start the line segment, and
click where you want to end it.
You can add as many segments as you want and alternate between curved and
straight segments. For more information about alternating curved and straight
segments, see To draw a line by using the Bzier tool on page 48.
3 Double-click to finish the line.
You can also
Preview a line while drawing

Enable the Preview mode button in the


property bar. Click on the drawing page, and
release the mouse button. Move the mouse,
and click to finish the line.

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You can also


Add a node to a line

Enable the Auto add-delete button on


the property bar. Point to where in the line
you want to add a node, and click when the
pointer changes to the Add node state .

Delete a node from a line

Point to a node, and click when the pointer


changes to the Delete node state .

To draw a curve by specifying width and height


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the 3 point curve tool

2 Click where you want to start the curve, and drag to where you want the curve to
end.
3 Release the mouse button, and click where you want the center of the curve to be.

Drawing calligraphic, pressure-sensitive, and preset lines


CorelDRAW lets you simulate the effect of a calligraphic pen when you draw lines.
Calligraphic lines vary in thickness according to the direction of the line and the angle
of the pen nib. By default, calligraphic lines appear as closed shapes drawn with a pencil.
You can control the thickness of a calligraphic line by changing the angle of the line you
draw in relation to the calligraphic angle you choose. For example, when the line you
draw is perpendicular to the calligraphic angle, the line is at the maximum thickness
specified by the pen width. Lines drawn at the calligraphic angle, however, have little
or no thickness.

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A calligraphic pen allows you to draw lines of various thicknesses.

CorelDRAW lets you create pressure-sensitive lines which vary in thickness. You can
create this effect using the mouse or a pressure-sensitive pen and graphics tablet. Both
methods result in lines with curved edges and varying widths along a path. For
information about using a pressure-sensitive pen on a graphics tablet, see the
manufacturers instructions.

A flower drawn by using three different artistic media lines: calligraphic lines
(left), pressure-sensitive lines of variable thickness (center), and flat preset lines
(right).

CorelDRAW provides preset lines that let you create thick strokes in a variety of shapes.
After you draw a calligraphic or preset line, you can apply a fill to it as you would to any
other object. For information about applying fills, see Filling objects on page 133.

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To draw a calligraphic line


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Artistic media tool

2 Click the Calligraphic button on the property bar.


If you want to set the width of the line, type a value in the Artistic media tool
width box on the property bar.
3 Type a value in the Calligraphic angle box on the property bar.
If you want to smooth the edges of the line, type a value in the Freehand
smoothing box on the property bar.
4 Drag until the line is the shape you want.
The width you set is the maximum line width. The angle of the line you draw
in relation to the calligraphic angle determines the lines actual width.
You can also access calligraphic lines by clicking Effects ` Artistic media and
specifying the settings you want in the Artistic media docker.

To draw a pressure-sensitive line


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Artistic media tool

2 Click the Pressure button on the property bar.


If you are using the mouse, press the Up arrow or Down arrow to simulate
changes in pen pressure, and change the width of the line.
3 Drag until the line is the shape you want.
If you want to change the width of the line, type a value in the Artistic media tool
width box on the property bar.
The width you set represents the lines maximum width. The amount of
pressure you apply determines the lines actual width.
You can also access pressure-sensitive lines by clicking Effects ` Artistic
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To draw a preset line


1 Open the Curve flyout
2 Click the Preset button

, and click the Artistic media tool

on the property bar.

3 Choose a preset line shape from the Preset stroke list list box.
If you want to smooth the edges of the line, type a value in the Freehand
smoothing box on the property bar.
4 Drag until the line is the shape you want.
If you want to set the width of the line, type a value in the Artistic media tool
width box on the property bar.

Formatting lines and outlines


Lines are treated the same way as outlines of closed shapes, such as ellipses and
polygons. You can change the appearance of both lines and outlines by using the
controls of the Outline pen dialog box, the Outline page of the Object properties
docker, and the property bar. For example, you can specify the color, width, and style
of lines and outlines.
You can choose a corner style to control the corner shape in lines and choose a line cap
style to change the appearance of a lines endpoints. By default, an outline is applied on
top of an objects fill, but you can apply it behind the fill, with the fill overlapping the
outline. You can also link the outline thickness to an objects size so that the outline
increases when you increase the objects size and decreases when you decrease the
objects size.
When an object contains lines that meet at sharp angles, you can set the miter limit to
determine their corner shape. Corners with angles above the miter limit are pointed
(mitered); corners with angles below the miter limit are beveled (squared off).
You can create calligraphic outlines. A calligraphic outline varies in thickness, creating
the effect of a hand-made drawing. In addition, you can add arrowheads to lines and
curves. You can create new arrowheads and edit existing arrowheads.
The default line and outline properties for each new object that you draw are as follows:
hairline width
CMYK black color
solid line
square corner and line cap styles
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no arrowheads applied
outline applied on top of an objects fill
outline not linked to an objects size.

To specify line and outline settings


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Outline tool flyout
dialog button .

, and click the Outline pen

3 Open the color picker, and click a color.


4 Type a value in the Width box.
5 Choose a line style from the Style box.
You can also
Set the shape of corners

In the Corners area, choose a corner style.

Set the appearance of endpoints in open


paths

Choose a cap style in the Line caps area.

Apply an outline behind an objects fill

Enable the Behind fill check box.

Link the outline thickness to an objects size

Enable the Scale with image check box.

Create a line style

Click Edit style, and move the slider in the


Edit line style dialog box. By clicking the
boxes to the left of the slider, you can specify
the placement and frequency of the dots in
the new line style you create.

Edit a line style

Choose a line style from the Style list box,


and click Edit style. Create a line style in the
Edit line style dialog box, and click
Replace.

Set the miter limit

Type a value in the Miter limit box.

You can quickly access the Outline pen dialog box by clicking the Outline
icon on the status bar.
You can also change the outline width of a selected object by typing a value in
the Outline width box on the property bar.
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To create a calligraphic outline


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Outline tool flyout
dialog button .

, and click the Outline pen

3 In the Corners area, enable a corner style.


4 In the Calligraphy area, type a value in the Stretch box to change the width of the
pens nib.
The value range is from1 to 100, with 100 as the default setting. Reducing the
value makes square nibs rectangular and round nibs oval, creating a more
pronounced calligraphic effect.
5 Type a value in the Angle box to change the orientation of the pen in relation to the
drawing surface.
To reset Stretch and Angle values to their original values, click Default.
You can also adjust the Stretch and Angle values by dragging in the Nib
shape preview box.

To add an arrowhead
1 Select a line or curve.
2 Open the Outline tool flyout
dialog button .

, and click the Outline pen

3 In the Arrows area, open the Start arrowhead picker, and click a line-ending
shape.
4 Open the End arrowhead picker, and click a line-ending shape.

Copying, converting, and removing outlines


CorelDRAW lets you copy outline properties to other objects. For information about
copying outline properties, see To copy fill, outline, or text properties from one object
to another on page 84.
You can also convert an outline to an object, and you can remove an outline. Converting
an outline to an object creates an unfilled closed object with the outlines shape. You can
apply fills and special effects to the new object.
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To convert an outline to an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Arrange ` Convert outline to object.

To remove an objects outline


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Outline tool flyout
button .

, and click the No outline

You can also remove an objects outline by selecting the object and rightclicking No Color on the color palette.

Applying brush strokes


CorelDRAW lets you apply a variety of preset brush strokes, ranging from strokes with
arrowheads to ones that are filled with rainbow patterns. When you draw a preset brush
stroke, you can specify some of its attributes. For example, you can change the width of
a brush stroke and specify its smoothness.
You can also create custom brush strokes by using an object or a group of vector objects.
When you create a custom brush stroke, you can save it as a preset.

To apply a preset brush stroke


1 Open the Curve flyout
2 Click the Brush button

, and click the Artistic media tool

on the property bar.

3 Choose a brush stroke from the Brush stroke list box.


If you want to smooth the edges of the brush stroke, type a value in the Freehand
smoothing box on the property bar.
4 Drag until the stroke is the shape you want.
If you want to set the width of the stroke, type a value in the Artistic media tool
width box on the property bar.

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If you have access to a brush stroke that isnt listed in the Brush stroke list
box, you can apply it by clicking the Browse button on the property bar, and
locating the brush stroke file.

To create a custom brush stroke


1 Select an object or a set of grouped objects.
2 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Artistic media tool

3 Click the Brush button on the property bar.


4 Click the object or grouped objects.
5 Click the Save artistic media stroke button

on the property bar.

6 Type a filename for the brush stroke.


7 Click Save.
Custom brush strokes can be accessed from the Brush stroke list box on the
property bar.
To delete a custom brush stroke, choose the brush stroke from the Brush
stroke list box on the property bar, and click the Delete button .
You can create custom brush strokes by clicking Effects ` Artistic media and
specifying the settings you want in the Artistic media docker.

Spraying objects along a line


CorelDRAW lets you spray a series of objects in a line. Besides graphic and text objects,
you can import bitmaps and symbols to spray along a line.
You can control how a sprayed line appears by adjusting the spacing between objects,
so they are closer or farther apart from each other. You can also vary the order of objects
in the line. For example, if you are spraying a series of objects that includes a star, a
triangle, and a square, you can change the spray order so that the square appears first,
followed by the triangle and then the star. CorelDRAW also lets you shift the position
of objects in a sprayed line by rotating them along the path or offsetting them in one of
four different directions: alternating, left, random, or right. For example, you can
choose a left offset direction to align the objects you spray to the left of the path.
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You can also create a new spraylist with objects of your own.

Objects sprayed along a curved line. The objects and line can be edited after the
objects have been sprayed.

To spray a line
1 Open the Curve flyout
2 Click the Sprayer button

, and click the Artistic media tool

on the property bar.

3 Choose a spraylist from the Spraylist file list box on the property bar.
If the spraylist you want is not listed, click the Browse button on the property bar
to select the folder in which the file is located.
4 Drag to draw the line.
You can also
Adjust the number of objects sprayed at each
spacing point

Type a number in the top box of the Dabs/


spacing of objects to be sprayed
box on the property bar.

Adjust the spacing between dabs

Type a number in the bottom box of the


Dabs/spacing of objects to be sprayed
box on the property bar.

Set the spray order

Choose a spray order from the Choice of


spray order list box on the property bar.

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You can also


Adjust the size of spray objects

Type a number in the top box of the Size of


objects to be sprayed box on the property
bar.

Increase or decrease the size of the spray


objects as they progress along the line

Type a number in the bottom box of the Size


of objects to be sprayed box on the
property bar.

Reset a spraylist to its saved settings

Click the Reset values button


property bar.

on the

Increasing the value for the size of spray objects along the line causes objects to
become larger as they are distributed along the path.
Spraylists that have more complex objects use more system resources.
CorelDRAW requires more time to produce lines when complex objects are
used, and these objects increase the file size. Using symbols for each group in
the list can help reduce file size and ease the demands on your system. For more
information about creating symbols, see Working with symbols in the Help.

To rotate the lines that you spray


1 Select the spraylist that you want to adjust.
2 Click the Rotation button

on the property bar.

3 Type a value between 0 and 360 in the Angle box on the property bar.
If you want each object in the spray to rotate incrementally, enable the Use
Increment check box and type a value in the Increment box.
4 Enable one of the following options:
Path based rotates objects in relation to the line
Page based rotates objects in relation to the page
5 Press Enter.

To offset the lines that you spray


1 Select a spraylist.
2 Click the Offset button

on the property bar.

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3 Enable the Use offset check box to offset objects from the path of the line sprayed.
If you want to adjust the offset distance, type a new value in the Offset box.
4 Choose an offset direction from the Offset direction list box.
If you want to alternate between the left and right of the line, choose Alternating.

To create a new spraylist


1 Click Effects ` Artistic media.
2 Select an object, a set of grouped objects, or a symbol.
3 Click the Save button on the Artistic media docker.
4 Enable Object sprayer.
5 Click OK.
6 Type a filename in the Filename box.
7 Click Save.
Spraylists are saved as CorelDRAW (CDR) files and can be accessed from the
Spraylist file list box on the Artistic media property bar.

Drawing flow and dimension lines


You can draw flow lines in flowcharts and organizational charts to connect chart shapes.
Objects stay connected by these lines even when you move one or both objects. For
information about drawing flowchart shapes, see Drawing predefined shapes on
page 71.
You can draw callout lines that label and draw attention to objects.
You can also draw dimension lines to indicate the distance between two points in a
drawing or the size of objects. By default, dimension lines and the measurements shown
on the lines change when you change an objects size.

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Dimension lines can show the sizes of parts of an object.

To be able to use flow, callout, and dimension lines with precision, you need to snap
them to specific nodes in objects. For more information about snapping and snapping
modes, see Snapping objects on page 91.

To draw a flow line between two or more objects


1 Open the Curve flyout
.

, and click the Interactive connector tool

2 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:


Angled connector to create a flow line containing right angles. The flow
line can be a sequence of vertical or horizontal segments, or both.
Straight connector to create a straight flow line at any angle
3 Drag from a node on one object to a node on another object.

To draw a callout
1 Open the Curve flyout
2 Click the Callout tool

, and click the Dimension tool

on the property bar.

3 Click where you want the first callout segment to start.


4 Click where you want the second segment to start.
5 Click where you want the second segment to end.

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A text cursor is displayed at the end of the callout line, indicating where to type
a label for the object.
6 Type the callout text.

To draw a dimension line


1 Open the Curve flyout

, and click the Dimension tool

2 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:


Vertical dimension tool to create a vertical dimension line that measures
the vertical distance between any two nodes (along the y-axis)
Horizontal dimension tool to create a horizontal dimension line that
measures the horizontal distance between any two nodes (along the x-axis)
Slanted dimension tool to create a slanted dimension line that measures
the length of slanted line segments
Auto dimension tool to create a vertical or horizontal dimension line
3 Click the start point and endpoints of the dimension line.
4 Click where you want to place the dimension text.
You can also
Draw an angular dimension line

Click the Angular dimension tool button


on the property bar. Click where you
want the two lines that measure the angle to
intersect. Click where you want the first line
to end, and click where you want the second
line to end. Click where you want the angles
label to appear.

Need more information?


For more information about working with lines, outlines, and brush strokes, click
Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Working with lines, outlines, and brush strokes.
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Drawing shapes
CorelDRAW lets you draw basic shapes, which you can modify by using special effects
and reshaping tools.
In this section, youll learn about
drawing rectangles and squares
drawing ellipses, circles, arcs, and pie shapes
drawing polygons and stars
drawing spirals
drawing grids
drawing predefined shapes
drawing by using shape recognition

Drawing rectangles and squares


CorelDRAW lets you draw rectangles and squares. You can draw a rectangle or square
by dragging diagonally with the Rectangle tool or by specifying the width and height
with the 3 point rectangle tool. The 3 point rectangle tool lets you quickly draw
rectangles at an angle.
After you draw a rectangle or square, you can reshape it by rounding one or more of its
corners.

You can create a rectangle by first drawing its baseline and then drawing its
height. The resulting rectangle is angled.
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To draw a rectangle or square by dragging diagonally


To

Do the following

Draw a rectangle

Open the Rectangle flyout


, and
click the Rectangle tool . Drag in the
drawing window until the rectangle is the
size you want.

Draw a square

Open the Rectangle flyout


, and
click the Rectangle tool . Hold down
Ctrl, and drag in the drawing window until
the square is the size you want.

You can draw a rectangle from its center outward by holding down Shift as you
drag. You can also draw a square from its center outward by holding down
Shift + Ctrl as you drag.
You can draw a rectangle that covers the drawing page by double-clicking the
Rectangle tool.

To round the corners of a rectangle or square


1 Click a rectangle or square.
2 Type values in the Corner roundness areas on the property bar.
To apply the same roundness to all corners, click the Round corners together
button on the property bar.
You can also round the corners of a selected rectangle or a square by filleting.
For more information, see Filleting, scalloping, and chamfering corners on
page 125.
You can also round the corners of a selected rectangle or square by using the
to drag a corner node toward the shapes center.

Shape tool

To set default corner roundness, click Tools ` Options, and double-click


Toolbox from the Workspace list of categories. Then, click Rectangle tool, and
move the slider or enter a number.

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Drawing ellipses, circles, arcs, and pie shapes


You can draw an ellipse or circle by dragging diagonally with the Ellipse tool, or you
can draw an ellipse by using the 3 point ellipse tool to specify its width and height. The
3 point ellipse tool lets you quickly create an ellipse at an angle, eliminating the need
to rotate the ellipse.
Using the Ellipse tool, you can draw a new arc or pie shape, or you can draw an ellipse
or circle and then change it to an arc or a pie shape.

Using the 3 point ellipse tool, you can draw an ellipse by first drawing its
centerline and then drawing its height. This method lets you draw ellipses at
an angle.

To draw an ellipse or a circle by dragging diagonally


To

Do the following

Draw an ellipse

Open the Ellipse flyout


, and click
the Ellipse tool . Drag in the drawing
window until the ellipse is the shape you
want.

Draw a circle

Open the Ellipse flyout


, and click
the Ellipse tool . Hold down Ctrl, and
drag in the drawing window until the circle
is the size you want.

You can draw an ellipse or a circle from its center outward by holding down
Shift as you drag.

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To draw an ellipse by specifying width and height


1 Open the Ellipse flyout

, and click the 3 point ellipse tool

2 In the drawing window, drag to draw the centerline of the ellipse at the angle you
want.
The centerline runs through the center of the ellipse and determines its width.
3 Move the pointer to define the height of the ellipse, and click.

To draw an arc or a pie shape


To

Do the following

Draw an arc

Open the Ellipse flyout


, and click
the Ellipse tool. Click the Arc button on the
property bar. Drag in the drawing window
until the arc is the shape you want.

Draw a pie shape

Open the Ellipse flyout


, and click
the Ellipse tool. Click the Pie button on the
property bar. Drag in the drawing window
until the pie is the shape you want.

To draw an arc, the ellipse or circle must have an outline.


You can change the direction of a selected arc or pie shape by clicking the
Clockwise/counterclockwise arcs or pies button
on the property bar.
You can constrain the movement of the node to 15-degree increments by
holding down Ctrl as you drag.

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To use the Shape tool to create a pie shape, drag the node of the ellipse (left) to
the inside of the ellipse (center). To create an arc, drag the node to the outside
of the ellipse (right).

Drawing polygons and stars


CorelDRAW lets you draw polygons and two types of stars: perfect and complex.
Perfect stars are traditional-looking stars and can have a fill applied to the entire star
shape. Complex stars have intersecting sides and produce original results with a fill
applied.

Left to right: a polygon, a perfect star, and a complex star, each with a
fountain fill applied

You can modify polygons and stars. For example, you can change the number of sides
on a polygon or the number of points on a star, and you can sharpen the points of a star.
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You can also use the Shape tool to reshape polygons and complex stars, just as you would
with any other curve object. For more information about working with curve objects,
see Using curve objects on page 107. Perfect stars can also be reshaped, but with some
restrictions.

To draw a polygon
Open the Object flyout
, click the Polygon tool
drawing window until the polygon is the size you want.

, and drag in the

You can draw a polygon from its center by holding down Shift as you drag.
You can draw a symmetrical polygon by holding down Ctrl as you drag.

To draw a star
To

Do the following

Draw a perfect star

Open the Object flyout


, click the
Star tool , and drag in the drawing
window until the star is the size you want.

Draw a complex star

Open the Object flyout, click the Complex


star tool , and drag in the drawing
window until the star is the size you want.

You can draw a star from its center by holding down Shift as you drag.
You can draw a symmetrical star by holding down Ctrl as you drag.

To modify a polygon
To

Do the following

Change the number of sides of a polygon

Select a polygon, type a value in the


Number of points or sides on polygon,
star or complex star box on the property
bar, and press Enter.

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To

Do the following

Reshape a polygon into a star

Select a polygon, click the Shape tool ,


and drag a node on the polygon until the
star is the shape you want.

From left to right: The Shape tool was used to change a polygon into a star
that can be shaped as a curve object. The line segments of the star were then
converted to curves and adjusted to produce the starfish shape.

To modify a star
To

Do the following

Change the number of points on a star

Select a star, type a value in the Number of


points or side on polygon, star or
complex star box on the property bar, and
press Enter.

Sharpen a stars points

Select a star, and type a value in the


Sharpness of star and complex star box
on the property bar.

Reshape a star

Select a star, click the Shape tool


drag a node on the star.

, and

When you use the Shape tool to reshape a perfect star, the node movement is
constrained. Also, on perfect stars, you cannot add or delete nodes, nor can you
convert line segments to curves.

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Drawing spirals
You can draw two types of spirals: symmetrical and logarithmic. Symmetrical spirals
expand evenly so that the distance between each revolution is equal. Logarithmic spirals
expand with increasingly larger distances between revolutions. You can set the rate by
which a logarithmic spiral expands outward.

A symmetrical spiral (left) and a logarithmic spiral (right)

To draw a spiral
1 Open the Object flyout

, and click the Spiral tool

2 Type a value in the Spiral revolutions box on the property bar.


3 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:
Symmetrical spiral
Logarithmic spiral

If you want to change the amount by which the spiral expands as it moves
outward, move the Spiral expansion slider.
4 Drag diagonally in the drawing window until the spiral is the required size.
You can draw a spiral from its center outward by holding down Shift as you
drag.
You can also draw a spiral with even horizontal and vertical dimensions by
holding down Ctrl as you drag.

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Drawing grids
You can draw a grid and set the number of rows and columns. A grid is a grouped set
of rectangles that you can break apart.

To draw a grid
1 Open the Object flyout

, and click the Graph paper tool

2 Type values in the top and bottom portions of the Graph paper columns and rows
box on the property bar.
The value you type in the top portion specifies the number of columns; the value
you type in the bottom portion specifies the number of rows.
3 Point to where you want the grid to appear.
4 Drag diagonally to draw the grid.
If you want to draw the grid from its center point outward, hold down Shift as
you drag; if you want to draw a grid with square cells, hold down Ctrl as you
drag.

To ungroup a grid
1 Select a grid by using the Pick tool

2 Click Arrange ` Ungroup.


You can also break apart a grid by clicking the Ungroup button on the
property bar.

Drawing predefined shapes


Using the Perfect Shapes collection, you can draw predefined shapes. Certain shapes
specifically basic shapes, arrow shapes, banner shapes, and callout shapes contain
glyphs. You can drag a glyph to modify the appearance of a shape.

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Using the Shape tool, you can drag a glyph to alter a shape.

You can add text to the inside or outside of the shape. For example, you might want to
put a label inside a flowchart symbol or a callout.

To draw a predefined shape


1 Open the Perfect Shapes flyout

, and click one of the following tools:

Basic shapes
Arrows shapes
Flowchart shapes
Banner shapes
Callout shapes

2 Open the Perfect Shapes picker on the property bar, and click a shape.
3 Drag in the drawing window until the shape is the size you want.
Perfect Shapes can be modified like any other shapes.

To modify a predefined shape


1 Select a shape that contains a glyph.
2 Drag a glyph until you achieve the shape you want.

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The right-angle, heart, lightning bolt, explosion, and flowchart shapes do not
contain glyphs.

To add text to a predefined shape


1 Click the Text tool

2 Position the cursor inside the shapes outline until it changes to a text cursor

3 Type inside the shape, choose a font, and format the text.

Drawing by using shape recognition


You can use the Smart drawing tool to draw freehand strokes that can be recognized and
converted to basic shapes. Rectangles and ellipses are translated to native CorelDRAW
objects; trapezoids and parallelograms are translated to Perfect Shapes objects; lines,
triangles, squares, diamonds, circles, and arrows are translated to curve objects. If an
object is not converted to a shape, it is smoothed. Objects and curves drawn with shape
recognition are editable. You can set the level at which CorelDRAW recognizes shapes
and converts them to objects. You can also specify the amount of smoothing applied to
curves.
You can set the amount of time to elapse between making a pen stroke and the
implementation of shape recognition. For example, if the timer is set to one second and
you draw a circle, shape recognition takes effect one second after you draw the circle.
You can make corrections as you draw. You can also change the thickness and line style
of a shape that was drawn by using shape recognition.

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Shapes created with the Smart drawing tool are recognized and smoothed.

To draw a shape or line by using shape recognition


1 Click the Smart drawing tool

2 Choose a recognition level from the Recognition level list box on the property bar.
3 Choose a smoothing level from the Smoothing level list box on the property bar.
4 Draw a shape or line in the drawing window.
The Smart drawing tool property bar is displayed only when the Smart drawing
tool is selected.

To set shape recognition delay


1 Click Tools ` Customization.
2 In the Toolbox list of categories, click Smart drawing tool.
3 Move the Drawing assistance delay slider.
The minimum delay is 10 milliseconds; the maximum is 2 seconds.

To make a correction while using shape recognition


Before the delay recognition period has elapsed, hold down Shift, and drag over the
area you want to correct.
You must start erasing the shape or line from the last point drawn.
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If you are drawing a freehand shape consisting of several curves, you can delete
the last curve drawn by pressing Esc.

To change the outline thickness of an object drawn with shape recognition


1 Click the Smart drawing tool

2 Click the shape.


3 From the Outline width list box on the property bar, choose an outline thickness.
The Smart drawing tool property bar is displayed only when the Smart drawing
tool is selected.
When you overlap lines drawn with the Smart drawing tool, the outline
thickness is determined by the average.
You can change the line style of a shape drawn with shape recognition. For
more information, see To specify line and outline settings on page 54.

Need more information?


For more information about drawing shapes, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Drawing shapes.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with objects


Working with objects is an essential part of creating drawings.
In this section, youll learn about
selecting objects
copying, duplicating, and deleting objects
copying object properties, transformations, and effects
creating objects from enclosed areas
creating a boundary around selected objects
cloning objects
positioning objects
aligning and distributing objects
snapping objects
using dynamic guides
changing the order of objects
sizing and scaling objects
rotating and mirroring objects
grouping objects
combining objects

Selecting objects
Before you can change an object, you must select it. You can select visible objects,
objects that are hidden from view by other objects, and a single object in a group or a
nested group. In addition, you can select objects in the order in which they were created,
select all objects at once, and deselect objects.

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A bounding box appears around a selected object, and an X appears at its


center.

To select objects
To

Do the following

Select an object

Click an object using the Pick tool

Select multiple objects

Hold down Shift, and click each object that


you want to select.

Select an object, starting with the first object


created and moving toward the last object
created

Press Shift + Tab until a selection box


appears around the object you want to select.

Select an object, starting with the last object


created and moving toward the first object
created

Press Tab until a selection box appears


around the object you want to select.

Select all objects

Click Edit ` Select all ` Objects.

Select an object in a group

Hold down Ctrl, click the Pick tool, and


then click an object in a group.

Select an object in a nested group

Hold down Ctrl, click the Pick tool, and


then click an object you want to select until
a selection box appears around it.

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To

Do the following

Select an object hidden from view by other


objects

Hold down Alt, click the Pick tool, and then


click the topmost object until a selection box
appears around the hidden object you want
to select.

Select multiple hidden objects

Hold down Shift + Alt, click the Pick tool,


and then click the topmost object until a
selection box appears around the hidden
objects you want to select.

Select a hidden object in a group

Hold down Ctrl + Alt, click the Pick tool,


and then click the topmost object until a
selection box appears around the hidden
object you want to select.

The status bar displays a description of each hidden object as you select it.
You can also select one or more objects by clicking the Pick tool
and then
dragging around the object or objects. This method is known as marquee
selecting.

To deselect objects
To

Do the following

Deselect all objects

Click the Pick tool , and click a blank


space in the drawing window.

Deselect a single object among multiple


selected objects

Hold down Shift, click the Pick tool


and then click the object.

Copying, duplicating, and deleting objects


CorelDRAW provides you with several ways to copy objects. When you no longer need
an object, you can delete it.

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Cutting, copying, and pasting


You can cut or copy an object to place it on the Clipboard and paste it into a drawing
or another application. Cutting an object places it on the Clipboard and removes it from
the drawing. Copying an object places it on the Clipboard but keeps the original in the
drawing.
Duplicating
Duplicating an object places a copy directly in the drawing window and does not use
the Clipboard. Duplicating is faster than copying and pasting. Also, when duplicating
an object, you can specify the distance between the duplicate and the original object
along the x and y axes. This distance is known as the offset.
duplicate offset

Copying objects at a specified position


You can create multiple object copies simultaneously while specifying their position,
without using the Clipboard. For example, you can distribute object copies horizontally,
to the left or right of the original object; or you can distribute object copies vertically,
below or above the original object. You can specify the spacing between object copies,
or you can specify the offset at which object copies are created in relation to each other.

To cut or copy an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Edit, and click one of the following:
Cut
Copy

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You can also cut or copy an object by right-clicking the object and clicking Cut
or Copy.

To paste an object into a drawing


Click Edit ` Paste.
You can use this procedure to paste an object from another application.
If you want to paste an object from an unsupported file format or specify
options for the pasted object, click Edit ` Paste special.

To duplicate an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Edit ` Duplicate.
When you duplicate objects for the first time, the Duplicate offset dialog box
appears. To specify the distance between the duplicate and the original object along
the x and y axes, type values in the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset boxes.
Offset values of 0 place the duplicate on top of the original.
Positive offset values place the duplicate up and to the right of the original.
Negative offset values place the duplicate down and to the left of the original.
You can change the offset at which duplicates are created. To do this, click
Tools ` Options, click General in the Document list of categories, and type
values in the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset boxes.
You can also duplicate a selected object by pressing Ctrl + D.

To create copies of an object at a specified position


1 Select an object.
2 Click Edit ` Step and Repeat.
3 In the Step and repeat docker, type a value in the Number of copies box.

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To

Do the following

Distribute object copies horizontally

In the Vertical offset area, choose No offset


from the Mode list box. In the Horizontal
offset area, choose Spacing from the Mode
list box. To specify the spacing between
object copies, type a value in the Distance
box. To place the object copies to the right or
left of the original, choose Right or Left
from the Direction list box.

Distribute object copies vertically

In the Horizontal offset area, choose No


offset from the Mode list box. In the
Vertical offset area, choose Spacing from
the Mode list box. To specify the spacing
between object copies, type a value in the
Distance box. To place the object copies
above or below the original, choose Up or
Down from the Direction list box.

Offset all object copies by a specified


distance

In the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset


areas, choose Offset from the Mode list box,
and type values in the Distance boxes.

Offsetting multiple copies of an object by a specified distance

You can access the Step and repeat docker by pressing Ctrl+Shift+D.

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To delete an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Edit ` Delete.
To retrieve a deleted object, you must use the Undo command. For more
information, see Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions on page 38.
You can also delete an object by clicking it and pressing Delete.

Creating objects from enclosed areas


You can create objects from areas enclosed by other objects. For example, if you draw a
freehand line that crosses over itself to create loops, you can create an object from the
loop shape. It doesnt matter how many shapes and lines surround the area; as long as
it is totally enclosed, you can create an object in the shape of that area.
For more information about creating objects from enclosed areas, see Applying fills to
areas on page 138.

The enclosed areas created by the two spirals objects (left) are filled by using
the Smart fill tool. The Smart fill tool creates objects from each area. In the
example above, the original spiral objects are deleted (right), and the newly
created objects remain.

Creating a boundary around selected objects


You can automatically create a path around selected objects on a layer to create a
boundary. This boundary can be used for various purposes, such as to produce keylines
or cut lines.
The boundary is created by a closed path that follows the shape of the selected objects.
The default fill and outline properties apply to the object created by the boundary.
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You can create a boundary around selected objects (left). The boundary is
created as a new object (middle) that can be used as a cut line or keyline for a
finished logo (right).

To create a boundary around selected objects


1 Select the objects that you want to surround with a boundary.
2 Click Effects ` Create boundary.

Copying object properties, transformations, and effects


CorelDRAW lets you copy one objects attributes to another. You can copy object
properties such as outline, fill, and text properties. You can copy object transformations
such as sizing, rotating, and positioning. You can also copy effects applied to an object.

To copy fill, outline, or text properties from one object to another


1 Click the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Eyedropper tool

2 Choose Object attributes from the list box on the property bar.
3 Click the Properties flyout on the property bar, and enable any of the following
check boxes:
Outline
Fill
Text
4 Click the edge of the object that has properties you want to copy.
5 Click the Eyedropper flyout
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6 Click the edge of the object to which you want to copy the properties.
Options that are enabled in the Transformations and Effects flyouts on the
property bar are also applied when you copy properties.
You can copy fill or outline properties, or both, by right-clicking an object,
dragging over another object, and choosing Copy fill here, Copy outline
here, or Copy all properties.

To copy size, position, or rotation from one object to another


1 Click the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Eyedropper tool

2 Choose Object attributes from the list box on the property bar.
3 Click the Transformations flyout on the property bar, and enable any of the
following check boxes:
Size
Rotation
Position
4 Click the edge of the object that has transformations you want to copy.
5 Click the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Paintbucket tool

6 Click the edge of the object to which you want to copy the transformations.

To copy effects from one object to another


1 Click the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Eyedropper tool

2 Choose Object attributes from the list box on the property bar.
3 Click the Effects flyout on the property bar, and enable any of the following check
boxes:
Perspective
Envelope
Blend
Extrude
Contour
Lens
PowerClip
Drop shadow
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Distortion
4 Click the edge of the object that has effects you want to copy.
5 Click the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Paintbucket tool

6 Click the edge of the object to which you want to copy the effects.

Positioning objects
You can position objects by dragging them to a new location, by nudging, or by
specifying their horizontal and vertical position.
Nudging lets you move an object in increments by pressing the Arrow keys. The
increment value is known as nudge distance. Micro-nudging lets you move an object by
a fraction of the nudge distance. Super-nudging lets you move an object by a multiple
of the nudge distance. By default, you can nudge objects in 0.1-inch increments, but
you can change this increment value to suit your needs. You can also change micronudge and super-nudge values.
To position an object, you can set horizontal and vertical coordinates that are relative to
the objects center anchor point or to another anchor point.
You can also move an object to another page. For more information, see To move an
object to another page on page 169.

To move an object
Drag an object to a new position in the drawing.
You can move an object to another page by dragging the object over a page
number tab and then dragging over the page.

To move an object while drawing


1 Start drawing a shape such as a rectangle, ellipse, or polygon.
2 Hold down the right mouse button without releasing the left mouse button, and
drag the unfinished object to its new position.
3 Release the right mouse button, and continue drawing.

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Moving an object while drawing

To nudge an object
To

Do the following

Nudge a selected object by the nudge


distance

Press an Arrow key.

Nudge a selected object by a fraction of the


nudge distance (micro-nudge)

Hold down Ctrl, and press an Arrow key.

Nudge a selected object by a multiple of the


nudge distance (super-nudge)

Hold down Shift, and press an Arrow key.

To set nudge distances


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the Document list of categories, click Rulers.
3 Type a value in the Nudge box.
4 Type a value in one of the following boxes:
Super nudge
Micro nudge
You can also set the nudge distance by deselecting all objects and typing a
value in the Nudge offset box on the property bar.

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To save the new nudge distances to use in new drawings, click Tools ` Save
settings as default.

To position an object by x and y coordinates


1 Select an object.
2 On the property bar, type values in the following boxes:
x lets you position the object on the x-axis
y lets you position the object on the y-axis
3 Press Enter.

Aligning and distributing objects


CorelDRAW lets you precisely align and distribute objects in a drawing. You can align
objects with each other and with parts of the drawing page, such as the center, edges,
and grid. When you align objects with objects, you can line them up by their centers or
by their edges.
CorelDRAW lets you align multiple objects with the center of the drawing page
horizontally or vertically. Single or multiple objects can also be arranged along the edge
of the page and to the nearest point on a grid.
Distributing objects automatically adds spacing between them based on their width,
height, and center points. You can distribute objects so that their center points or
selected edges (for example, top or right) appear at equal intervals. You can also
distribute objects so that there is equal space between them. You can distribute objects
over the extent of the bounding box surrounding them or over the entire drawing page.

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Scattered objects (left) with vertical alignment applied to them (right).

To align an object with an object


1 Select the objects.
The object used to align the left, right, top, or bottom edge is determined by either
the order of creation or order of selection. If you marquee select the objects before
you align them, the last object created is used. If you select the objects one at a
time, the last object selected is the reference point for aligning the other objects.
2 Click Arrange ` Align and distribute ` Align and distribute.
3 Click the Align tab.
4 Enable any of the following check boxes to specify horizontal and vertical
alignment:
Left, Center, or Right aligns objects vertically
Top, Center, or Bottom aligns objects horizontally
5 From the Align objects to list box, choose Active objects.
If you are aligning text objects, choose one of the following from the For text
source objects use list box:
First line baseline uses the baseline of the first line of text as a reference
point
Last line baseline uses the baseline of the last line of text as a reference point
Bounding box uses the bounding box of a text object as a reference point
You can also align objects with another object quickly, without using the Align
and distribute dialog box, by clicking Arrange ` Align and distribute and
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clicking any of the first six alignment commands. The letter beside a command
name indicates the keyboard shortcut you can use to align objects. For
example, the letter L beside the Align left command shows that you can press
L to align objects with the leftmost point of the object that is used as a reference
point.
You can also align objects by selecting them and clicking the Align and
distribute button on the property bar.

To align an object with the page center


1 Select an object.
If you want to align multiple objects, marquee select the objects.
2 Click Arrange ` Align and distribute, and then click one of the following:
Center to page aligns all objects with the page center
Center to page vertically aligns objects with the page center along a vertical
axis
Center to page horizontally aligns objects with the page center along a
horizontal axis
You can also align all objects with the page center by pressing P.

To distribute objects
1 Select the objects.
2 Click Arrange ` Align and distribute ` Align and distribute.
3 Click the Distribute tab.
4 To distribute the objects horizontally, enable one of the following options from the
top-right row:
Left evenly spaces the objects left edges
Center evenly spaces the objects center points
Spacing places equal intervals between the selected objects
Right evenly spaces the objects right edges
5 To distribute the objects vertically, enable one of the following options from the
column on the left:
Top evenly spaces the objects top edges
Center evenly spaces the objects center points
Spacing places equal intervals between the selected objects
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Bottom evenly spaces the objects bottom edges


6 To indicate the area over which the objects are distributed, enable one of the
following options:
Extent of selection distributes the objects over the area of the bounding box
surrounding them
Extent of page distributes the objects over the drawing page

Top: Distributing objects horizontally. 1) Left evenly spaces the objects left
edges. 2) Center evenly spaces the objects center points; Bottom:
Distributing objects vertically. 3) Top evenly spaces the objects top edges.
4) Center evenly spaces the objects center points.

Snapping objects
When you move or draw an object, you can snap it to another object in a drawing. You
can snap an object to a number of snap points in the target object. When the pointer is
close to a snap point, the snap point is highlighted, indicating it as the pointers
snapping target.
To snap an object to another object with greater precision, you first snap the pointer to
a snap point in the object, and then snap the object to a snap point in the target object.
For example, you can snap the pointer to a rectangles center, and then drag the
rectangle by its center and snap it to the center of another rectangle.

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The pointer was snapped to an end node of the screw (left), and then the screw
was dragged to snap to the center of an ellipse (right).

Snapping modes determine which snap points you can use in an object. The table below
includes descriptions of all available snapping modes.
Snapping mode

Description

Node

Lets you snap to an objects


node

Intersection

Lets you snap to a geometric


intersection of objects

Midpoint

Lets you snap to a line


segment midpoint

Quadrant

Lets you snap to points that


are at 0, 90, 130, and
270 on a circle, ellipse, or
arc

Tangent

Lets you snap to a point on


the outside edge of an arc,
circle, or ellipse where a line
touches, but not intersect,
the object

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Snapping mode

Description

Perpendicular

Lets you snap to a point on


the outside edge of a
segment where a line is to
the object

Edge

Lets you snap to a point that


touches the edge of an object

Center

Lets you snap to the center


of the closest object (arc,
regular polygon, or curve
centroid)

Text baseline

Lets you snap to a point in


the baseline of artistic or
paragraph text

Snapping mode indicator

You can choose a number of snapping options. For example, you can disable some or all
snapping modes to make the application run faster. You can also set a snapping
threshold, which specifies the distance from the pointer at which a snap point becomes
active.

To turn snapping on or off


Click View ` Snap to objects.
A check mark beside the Snap to objects command indicates that snapping is
turned on.
You can also press Alt + Z to toggle snapping on and off.

To snap objects
1 Select the object that you want to snap to the target object.
2 Move the pointer over the object until the snap point becomes highlighted.
3 Drag the object close to the target object until the snap point becomes highlighted.
To snap an object as you draw it, drag in the drawing window until the snap
point in the target object becomes highlighted.
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To set snapping options


1 Click View ` Snap to objects setup.
2 In the Snapping modes area, enable one or more of the mode check boxes.
To enable all snapping modes, click Select all.
To disable all snapping modes without turning off snapping, click Deselect all.
3 Choose one of the following snapping options from the Snapping threshold list
box:
Low activates a snap point when it is 4 screen pixels away from the pointer
Medium activates a snap point when it is 8 screen pixels away from the
pointer
High activates a snap point when it is 16 screen pixels away from the pointer
You can also
Display or hide snapping mode indicators

Enable or disable the Show snap location


marks check box.

Display or hide screen tips

Enable or disable the Screen tip check box.

Using dynamic guides


You can display dynamic guides to help you precisely move, align, and draw objects in
relation to other objects. Dynamic guides are temporary guidelines that you can pull
from the following snap points in objects center, node, quadrant, and text baseline.
For more information about snap points and snapping modes, see Snapping objects
on page 91.
As you drag an object along a dynamic guide, you can view the objects distance from
the snap point used to create the dynamic guide, and place the object precisely. You can
use dynamic guides to place objects in relation to other objects as you draw them. You
can also display intersecting dynamic guides and then place an object at the intersection
point.

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A dynamic guide was pulled from a node in the bolt on the left. The screen tip
beside the node displays the angle of the dynamic guide (0)and the distance
between the node and the pointer (1.5). The bolt on the right was dragged
along the dynamic guide and positioned precisely 1.5 inches away from the
node used to generate the dynamic guide.

Dynamic guides contain invisible divisions, called ticks, to which your pointer
gravitates. Ticks let you move objects with precision along a dynamic guide. You can
adjust tick spacing to suit your needs, and you can disable snapping to ticks. You can
set other options for dynamic guides. For example, you can choose to display dynamic
guides at one or more preset angles, or at custom angles that you specify. You can
preview the angle settings. When you no longer need a dynamic guideline at a certain
angle, you can delete the angle settings. You can also display dynamic guides that are
extensions of line segments.

A dynamic guide that is an extension of a line segment

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You can turn off dynamic guides at any time.

To enable or disable dynamic guides


Click View ` Dynamic guides.
A check mark beside the Dynamic guides command indicates that dynamic
guides are enabled.
You can toggle dynamic guides on and off by clicking the Dynamic guides
button on the property bar or by pressing Shift + Alt + D.

To display dynamic guides


1 With dynamic guides enabled, click a drawing tool.
2 Move the pointer over, and then off, an eligible snap point of an object.
3 Repeat step 2 with other objects to display other dynamic guides.
The snap points you point to are registered in a queue and are used to create
dynamic guides.
The eligible snap points the node, center, quadrant, and text baseline snap
points appear only when the corresponding snapping modes are activated.
For more information about snap points and snapping modes, see Snapping
objects on page 91.
To avoid displaying too many dynamic guides, you can clear the queue of
points at any time by clicking in the drawing window or pressing Esc.
You can use the snap points you registered to display intersecting dynamic
guides. To do this, you first display a dynamic guide and then move the pointer
along the dynamic guide to where an intersecting dynamic guide would appear
from a registered snap point.

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Changing the order of objects


You can change the stacking order of objects on a layer or a page by sending objects to
the front or back, or behind or in front, of other objects. You can also position objects
precisely in the stacking order, as well as reverse the stacking order of multiple objects.

To change the order of an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Arrange ` Order, and then click one of the following:
To front of page moves the selected object in front of all other objects on the
page
To back of page moves the selected object behind all other objects on the
page
To front of layer moves the selected object in front of all other objects on the
active layer
To back of layer moves the selected object behind all other objects on the
active layer
Forward one moves the selected object forward one position. If the selected
object is in front of all other objects on the active layer, it is moved to the layer
above.
Back one moves the selected object behind one position. If the selected object
is behind all other objects on the selected layer, it is moved to the layer below.
In front of moves the selected object in front of the object that you click in
the drawing window
Behind moves the selected object behind the object that you click in the
drawing window
An object cannot be moved to a master or locked (non-editable) layer; instead,
it is moved to the closest normal or editable layer. For example, when you apply
the To front of page command, and the topmost layer is locked, the object is
moved to the topmost editable layer. Any objects on the locked layer remain
in front of the object.
An Order command is unavailable if the selected object is already positioned
in the specified stacking order. For example, the To front of page command
is unavailable if the object is already in front of all the other objects on the page.

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To reverse the order of multiple objects


1 Select the objects.
2 Click Arrange ` Order ` Reverse order.

Sizing and scaling objects


CorelDRAW lets you size and scale objects. In both cases, you change the dimensions
of an object proportionally by preserving its aspect ratio. You can size an objects
dimensions by specifying values or by changing the object directly. Scaling changes an
objects dimensions by a specified percentage.
You can change an objects anchor point from its center to any of its eight selection
handles.

To size an object
To
Size a selected object

Drag any of the corner selection handles.

Size a selected object from its center

Hold down Shift, and drag one of the


selection handles.

Size a selected object to a multiple of its


original size

Hold down Ctrl, and drag one of the


selection handles.

Stretch a selected object as you size it

Hold down Alt, and drag one of the


selection handles.

You can also set a precise size for the object by typing values in the Object size
boxes on the property bar.

To scale an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Transformations ` Scale.
3 In the Transformations docker, type values in the following boxes:
H lets you specify a percentage by which you want to scale the object
horizontally
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V lets you specify a percentage by which you want to scale the object
vertically
If you want to change the objects anchor point, enable the check box that
corresponds to the anchor point you want to set.
If you want to maintain the aspect ratio, disable the Non-proportional check box.
You can also scale an object by dragging a selection handle.

Rotating and mirroring objects


CorelDRAW lets you rotate and create mirror images of objects. You can rotate an
object by specifying horizontal and vertical coordinates. You can move the center of
rotation to a specific ruler coordinate or to a point that is relative to the current position
of the object.

Rotating objects around a single point

Mirroring an object flips it from left to right or top to bottom. By default, the mirror
anchor point is in the center of the object.

To rotate an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Transformations ` Rotate.
3 Disable the Relative center check box in the Transformations docker.

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To rotate an object around a point relative to its current position, enable the
Relative center check box.
4 Type a value in the Angle box.
You can also
Specify the point around which you want to
rotate the object

Type values in the H and V boxes to specify


the horizontal and vertical positions. Click
Apply.

You can also rotate a selected object by dragging a rotation handle clockwise
or counterclockwise.

To rotate an object around a ruler coordinate


1 Select an object.
2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Transformations ` Rotate.
3 Disable the Relative center check box.
4 Type a value in the Angle box.
5 Type values in any of the following Center boxes:
H lets you specify the point on the horizontal ruler around which the object
rotates
V lets you specify the point on the vertical ruler around which the object
rotates
6 Type a value in the Angle of rotation box on the property bar.
7 Press Enter.

To mirror an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Transformations ` Scale.
3 In the Transformations docker, click one of the following:
Horizontal mirror
lets you flip the object from left to right
Vertical mirror
lets you flip the object from top to bottom
If you want to flip the object on a specific anchor point, enable the check box that
corresponds to the anchor point you want to set.
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4 Click Apply.

Mirroring an object from top to bottom

You can also mirror a selected object by holding down Ctrl and dragging a
selection handle to the opposite side of the object.
You can open the Transformations docker by clicking Arrange `
Transformations and selecting an option from the flyout.

Grouping objects
When you group two or more objects, they are treated as a single unit. Grouping lets
you apply the same formatting, properties, and other changes to all the objects within
the group at the same time. CorelDRAW also lets you group other groups to create
nested groups.
You can add objects to or remove objects from a group, and you can delete objects that
are members of a group. You can also edit a single object in a group without ungrouping
the objects. If you want to edit multiple objects in a group at the same time, you must
ungroup the objects first. If a group contains nested groups, you can ungroup all objects
in the nested groups simultaneously.

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Single objects retain their attributes when they are grouped.

To group objects
1 Select the objects.
2 Click Arrange ` Group.
The status bar indicates that a group of objects is selected.
You can select objects from different layers and group them; however, once
grouped, the objects reside on the same layer.
You can create a nested group by selecting two or more groups of objects and
clicking Arrange ` Group.
You can also group objects by clicking Window ` Dockers ` Object
manager and dragging an objects name in the Object manager docker over
the name of another object.

To add an object to a group


1 Click Window ` Dockers ` Object manager.
2 In the Object manager docker, drag the name of the object to the name of the
group.

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To remove an object from a group


1 Click Window ` Dockers ` Object manager.
2 In the Object manager docker, double-click the name of the group.
3 Drag an object from the group to a position outside the group.
You can also remove an object from a group by clicking the object in the object
list and dragging it out of the group.
To delete an object in a group, select the object in the object list, and click Edit
` Delete.

To edit a single object in a group


1 Click the Pick tool

2 While holding down Ctrl, click an object in a group.


3 Edit the object.
You can also select a single object in a group by clicking the objects name in
the Object manager docker. To access the Object manager docker, click
Tools ` Object manager.

To ungroup objects
1 Select one or more groups.
2 Click Arrange, and click one of the following commands:
Ungroup breaks a group into individual objects, or a nested group into
multiple groups
Ungroup all breaks a group into individual objects, including objects within
nested groups
You can also ungroup all nested groups within a group by clicking the
Ungroup all button .

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Combining objects
Combining two or more objects creates a single object with common fill and outline
attributes. You can combine rectangles, ellipses, polygons, stars, spirals, graphs, or text.
CorelDRAW converts these objects to a single curve object. If you need to modify the
attributes of an object that has been combined from separate objects, you can break
apart the combined object. You can extract a subpath from a combined object to create
two separate objects. You can also weld two or more objects to create a single object.
For information about welding objects, see Welding and intersecting objects on
page 128.

The two objects (left) are combined to create a single object (right). The new
object has the properties of the last object selected before combining.

To combine objects
1 Select the objects to be combined.
2 Click Arrange ` Combine.
Combined text objects become larger blocks of text.
You can also combine selected objects by clicking the Combine button
the property bar.

on

You can close open lines in a combined object by clicking Arrange ` Close
path and clicking a command.

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To break apart a combined object


1 Select a combined object.
2 Click Arrange ` Break curve apart.
If you break apart a combined object that contains artistic text, the text breaks
apart first into lines, and then into words. Paragraph text breaks into separate
paragraphs.

To extract a subpath from a combined object


1 Click the Shape tool
combined object.

, and select a segment, node, or group of nodes on a

2 Click the Extract subpath button

on the property bar.

After you extract the subpath, the paths fill and outline properties are removed
from the combined object.

Need more information?


For more information about working with objects, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Shaping objects
CorelDRAW lets you shape objects in various ways.
In this section, youll learn about
using curve objects
shaping curve objects
skewing and stretching objects
shaping objects by using envelopes
cropping, splitting, and erasing objects
filleting, scalloping, and chamfering corners
welding and intersecting objects
creating PowerClip objects

Using curve objects


A curve object has nodes and control handles, which you can use to change the objects
shape. A curve object can be any shape, including a straight or curved line. An objects
nodes are the small squares that appear along the objects outline. The line between two
nodes is called a segment. Segments can be curved or straight. Each node has a control
handle for each curved segment connected to it. Control handles help you adjust the
curve of a segment.

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control handles

segment
nodes

The components of a curve: nodes, segments, and control handles

Most objects that are added to a drawing are not curve objects, with the exception of
spirals, freehand lines, and Bzier lines. Therefore, if you want to customize the shape
of an object or text object, it is recommended that you convert it to a curve object.

To convert objects to curve objects


1 Select the object.
2 Click Arrange ` Convert to curves.
You can convert artistic text to curves so that you can shape individual
characters.
You can also convert an object to a curve object by selecting the object and
clicking the Convert to curves button on the property bar.

Shaping curve objects


You can shape curve objects by manipulating their nodes and segments, and by adding
and deleting nodes.
Selecting and moving nodes
You can select individual, multiple, or all of the objects nodes. Selecting multiple nodes
lets you shape different parts of an object simultaneously. You can marquee select nodes
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by enclosing them with a rectangular marquee box, or by enclosing them with an


irregularly shaped marquee box. Freehand marquee selection is useful when you want
to select specific nodes in complex curves.
When a node is selected on curved segments, control handles are displayed. You can
adjust the shape of the curved segments by moving the nodes and control handles.

Usually, a control handle is displayed as a solid blue arrowhead (left). When


a control handle overlaps with a node, it is displayed as an unfilled blue
arrowhead beside the node (right).

The Shape tool is the standard tool for moving nodes. You can also use the Pick and
Bzier tools to move nodes.
Manipulating segments
You can move curved segments to change an objects shape. You can also control the
smoothness of curved segments.
You can change the direction of a curve object by reversing the position of its start and
end nodes. The effect is apparent only when the ends of a curve object are different. For
example, when an arrowhead is applied to the end node of a curve object, changing the
direction results in moving the arrowhead to the start node.
Adding, removing, joining, and aligning nodes
When you add nodes, you increase the number of segments and, therefore, the amount
of control you have over the shape of the object. You can delete selected nodes to
simplify an objects shape.

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When curve objects contain many nodes, it is difficult to edit and output them to
devices such as vinyl cutters, plotters, and rotary engravers. You can have the number
of nodes in a curve object reduced automatically. Reducing the number of nodes
removes overlapping nodes and can smoothe a curve object.
A curve object is made up of components called paths. A path can be open (for example,
a line) or closed (for example, an ellipse) and can consist of a single line, or a curve
segment, or many joined segments. You can add color to the inside of closed paths. To
apply a fill to an open path, such as a line, you first need to join its start and end nodes
to create a closed object. For information about applying fills, see Filling objects on
page 133. If the paths consist of multiple subpaths, you can break paths apart to extract
subpaths. For more information about paths, see Reference: Shaping objects in the
Help.
You can align the nodes of a curve object horizontally or vertically.
Using node types
You can change the nodes on a curve object to one of four types: cusp, smooth,
symmetrical, or line. The control handles of each node type behave differently.
Cusp nodes let you create sharp transitions, such as corners or sharp angles, in a curve
object. You can move the control handles in a cusp node independently of one another,
changing only the line on one side of the node.
With smooth nodes, the lines passing through the node take on the shape of a curve,
producing smooth transitions between line segments. The control handles of a smooth
node are always directly opposite one another, but they may be at different distances
from the node.
Symmetrical nodes are similar to smooth nodes. They create a smooth transition
between line segments, but they also let you give lines on both sides of a node the same
curve appearance. The control handles of symmetrical nodes are directly opposite each
other and at an equal distance from the node.
Line nodes let you shape curve objects by changing the shape of their segments. You can
make a curved segment straight or a straight segment curved. Making a straight
segment curved does not noticeably change the segments appearance, but it displays
control handles that you can move to change the segments shape.

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Left to right: Cusp, smooth, symmetrical, and line nodes

Transforming nodes
You can shape objects by stretching, scaling, rotating, and skewing their nodes. For
example, you can scale the corner nodes of a curve object to enlarge the curve object
proportionally. Also, a curve object or parts of a curve object can be rotated in a
counterclockwise or clockwise direction.

To select a node
1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select a curve object.


3 Click a node.
You can also
Marquee select multiple nodes

On the property bar, choose Rectangular


from the Shape tool selection mode list
box, and drag around the nodes that you
want to select.

Freehand marquee select multiple nodes

On the property bar, choose Freehand from


the Shape tool selection mode list box, and
drag around the nodes you want to select.

Select multiple nodes

Hold down Shift, and click each node.

Select all nodes on a selected curved object

Click Edit ` Select all ` Nodes.

Select the first or last node of a curve object

Press Home or End.

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You can also


Select the node that follows or precedes a
selected node

Press Tab or Shift + Tab.

Deselect a node

Hold down Shift, and click a selected node.

Deselect multiple nodes

Hold down Shift, and click each selected


node.

Deselect all nodes

Click an unused space in the drawing


window.

You can also select a node by using the Pick , Freehand , Bzier
, or
Polyline tool. To do this, first click Tools ` Options. In the Workspace
list of categories, click Display, and make sure that the Enable node tracking
check box is enabled. Click a curve object, move the pointer over a node until
the tools shape state cursor appears, and click the node. Note that when the
Enable node tracking check box is enabled, the snapping feature is not
available.

To move a node or control handle


1 Select an object by using the Shape tool

2 Click a node.
3 Drag the node or any of the control handles to shape the segments on both sides.
You can change a controls handle angle and distance from the node to shape a
segment.

To manipulate a curve objects segments


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Click a curve object.


3 Drag a segment until its the shape you want.

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You can also


Straighten a curve segment

Click a curve segment, and click the


Convert curve to line button on the
property bar.

Curve a straight segment

Click a straight segment, and click the


Convert line to curve button on the
property bar.

Smooth a segment

Click a node, and move the Curve


smoothness slider on the property bar. To
smooth all segments in a curve object, select
all of the objects nodes before moving the
Curve smoothness slider.

Change the direction of a curve object

Click a segment, and click the Reverse


curve direction button on the property
bar.

To add or delete a node


To

Do the following

Add a node

Open the Shape edit flyout


, click
the Shape tool , select a curve object, and
double-click where you want to add a node.

Delete a node

Open the Shape edit flyout, click the Shape


tool, select a curve object, and double-click a
node.

To reduce the number of nodes in a curve object


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Click a curve object, and do one of the following:


To reduce the number of nodes in the entire object, click the Select all nodes
button on the property bar.
To reduce the number of nodes in a part of a curve object, marquee select the part
you want to change.

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3 Do one of the following:


Click Reduce nodes on the property bar to have overlapping and redundant
nodes automatically removed.
Move the Curve smoothness slider to control the number of nodes that are
removed. Removing many nodes can reshape the curve object.

To join the end nodes of a single subpath


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Click a subpath.
3 Click the Auto-close curve button

on the property bar.

You can close multiple subpaths by clicking Arrange ` Close path.

To join the nodes of multiple subpaths


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Press Shift, and click a node from each subpath.


3 Click the Extend curve to close button

on the property bar.

If you want to join nodes from separate curve objects, you must first combine
them into a single curve object, and then join the end nodes of the new
subpaths. For information about combining objects, see Combining objects
on page 104.

To break a path
To

Do the following

Break a path

Open the Shape edit flyout


, and
click the Shape tool . Select a node on the
path, and click the Break curve button
on the property bar.

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To

Do the following

Extract a broken path from an object

Open the Shape edit flyout, and click the


Shape tool. Right-click a path, and click
Break apart. Select a segment, node, or
group of nodes that represents the portion of
the path you want to extract, and click the
Extract subpath button on the property
bar.

To align nodes
1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select a curve object.


3 Press Shift, and select the nodes you want to align.
4 Click the Align nodes button

on the property bar.

To shape a curve object by using cusp, smooth, or symmetrical nodes


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Click a node.
3 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:
Make node a cusp
Make node smooth
Make node symmetrical
4 Drag the nodes control handles.
You can also change an existing node from one type to another by using
shortcut keys. To change a smooth node to a cusp node or a cusp node to a
smooth node, click the node using the Shape tool, and press C. To change a
symmetrical node to a smooth node or a smooth node to a symmetrical node,
click the node with the Shape tool, and press S.

To stretch, scale, rotate, or skew nodes


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select a curve object.


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3 Select the nodes along the curve that you want to transform.
4 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:
Stretch and scale nodes
Rotate and skew nodes
5 Drag a set of handles to transform the nodes.

Applying distortion effects


You can apply three types of distortion effects to shape objects.
Distortion effect

Description

Push and pull

Lets you push the edges of an object in or


pull the edges of an object out

Zipper

Lets you apply a saw tooth effect to the


edges of the object. You can adjust the
amplitude and frequency of the effect.

Twister

Lets you rotate an object to create a swirl


effect. You can choose the direction of the
swirl, as well as the origin, degree, and
amount of rotation.

After you distort an object, you can change the effect by altering the center of
distortion. This point is identified by a diamond-shaped handle, around which a
distortion appears. It is similar to a mathematical compass, where the pencil moves
around a stationary point. You can place the center of distortion anywhere in the
drawing window, or choose to center it in the middle of an object so that the distortion
is distributed evenly and the shape of the object changes in relation to its center.
You can create an even more dramatic effect by applying a new distortion to an already
distorted object. You dont lose the effect of the original distortion if, for example, you
apply a zipper distortion on top of a twister distortion. The CorelDRAW application
also lets you remove and copy distortion effects.

To distort an object
1 Open the Interactive tool flyout
distortion tool .

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2 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons, and specify the settings
you want:
Push and pull distortion
Zipper distortion
Twister distortion
3 Point to where you want to place the center of distortion, and drag until the object
is the shape you want.
You can reapply the effects to distorted objects.
You can center a distortion by clicking the Center distortion button
property bar.

on the

You can use the interactive vector controls to edit a distortion effect. Upper left:
a circle with a zipper effect applied. Upper right: zipper effects with higher
frequency (more spikes). Bottom: examples of zipper effects.

To remove a distortion
1 Select a distorted object.
2 Click Effects ` Clear distortion.
Removing a distortion this way clears the most recent distortion youve
applied.

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You can also remove a distortion from a selected object by clicking the Clear
distortion button on the property bar.

Shaping objects by using envelopes


CorelDRAW lets you shape objects, including lines, artistic text, and paragraph text
frames by applying envelopes to them. Envelopes are made of multiple nodes that you
can move to shape the envelope and, as a result, change the shape of the object. You can
apply a basic envelope that conforms to the shape of an object, or you can also apply a
preset envelope. After you apply an envelope, you can edit it or add a new envelope to
continue changing the objects shape. CorelDRAW also lets you copy and remove
envelopes.
You can edit an envelope by adding and positioning its nodes. Adding nodes gives you
more control over the shape of the object contained in the envelope. CorelDRAW also
lets you delete nodes, move multiple nodes simultaneously, change nodes from one type
to another, and change a segment of an envelope to a line or curve. For more
information about the different types of nodes, see Using curve objects on page 107.
You can also change the mapping mode of an envelope to specify how the object fits to
the envelope. For example, you can stretch an object to fit the basic dimensions of the
envelope, and then apply the horizontal mapping mode to compress it horizontally so
that it fits the shape of the envelope.

To apply an envelope
1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive tools flyout
envelope tool .

, and click the Interactive

3 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:


Envelope straight line mode creates envelopes based on straight lines,
adding perspective to objects
Envelope single arc mode creates envelopes with an arc shape on one
side, giving objects a concave or convex appearance
Envelope double arc mode creates envelopes with an S shape on one or
more sides
Envelope unconstrained mode creates freeform envelopes that let you
change the properties of the nodes, and add and delete the nodes
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4 Click the object.


5 Drag the nodes to shape the envelope.
If you want to reset the envelope, press Esc before releasing the mouse.
You can also
Apply a preset envelope

Click the Add preset button on the


property bar, and click an envelope shape.

Apply an envelope to an object with an


envelope

Click the Add new envelope button on


the property bar, and drag the nodes to
change the shape of the envelope.

Remove an envelope

Click Effects ` Clear envelope.

You can prevent the objects straight lines from being converted to curves by
enabling the Keep lines button on the property bar.

To copy an envelope
1 Select an object to which you want to copy an envelope.
2 Click Effects ` Copy effect ` Envelope from.
3 Select the object from which you want to copy the envelope.
You can also copy an envelope by selecting an object, clicking the Copy
envelope properties button on the property bar, and selecting an object with
the envelope you want to copy.
You can also use the Eyedropper tool
to copy an envelope. For more
information, see To copy effects from one object to another on page 85.

To edit an envelopes nodes and segments


1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
envelope tool .

, and click the Interactive

2 Select an object with an envelope.


3 Double-click the envelope to add a node or double-click a node to delete it.

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You can also


Move several envelope nodes at once

Click the Envelope unconstrained mode


button on the property bar, marquee
select the nodes you want to move, and drag
any node to a new position.

Marquee select multiple nodes

On the property bar, choose Rectangular


from the Selection mode list box, and drag
around the nodes that you want to select.

Freehand marquee select multiple nodes

On the property bar, choose Freehand from


the Selection mode list box, and drag
around the nodes you want to select.

Move opposing nodes an equal distance in


the same direction

Press Ctrl, select two opposing nodes, and


drag them to a new position.

Move opposing nodes an equal distance in


the opposite direction

Click the Envelope single arc mode or


Envelope double arc mode button on
the property bar so that it appears raised,
press Shift, and drag one of the nodes to a
new position.

Change an envelope node type

Click the Envelope unconstrained mode


button on the property bar so that it appears
pressed, and click either the Make node a
cusp , the Make node smooth , or
the Make node symmetrical button.

Change an envelope segment to a straight


line or curve

Click the Envelope unconstrained mode


button on the property bar so that it appears
pressed, click a line segment, and click the
Convert curve to line button or the
Convert line to curve button.

Cropping, splitting, and erasing objects


You can crop, split, and erase portions of objects.

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Cropping objects
Cropping lets you quickly remove unwanted areas in objects and imported graphics,
eliminating the need to ungroup objects, break linked groups apart, or convert objects
to curves. You can crop vector objects and bitmaps.

Cropping objects

When cropping objects, you define a rectangular area (cropping area) that you want to
keep. Object portions outside the cropping area are removed. You can specify the exact
position and size of the cropping area, and you can rotate and resize it. You can also
remove the cropping area.
You can crop only selected objects without affecting other objects in a drawing, or you
can crop all objects on the drawing page. In either case, the affected text and shape
objects are automatically converted to curves.
Splitting objects
You can split a bitmap or vector object in two and reshape it by redrawing its path. You
can split a closed object along a straight or jagged line. CorelDRAW lets you choose
between splitting an object into two objects, or leaving it as one object composed of two
or more subpaths. You can specify whether you want to close paths automatically or
keep them open.

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The Knife tool creates two separate objects by cutting the ellipse in half (left).
The two objects are separated and used to form the top of the screw (right).

Erasing portions of objects


CorelDRAW lets you erase unwanted portions of bitmaps and vector objects. Erasing
automatically closes any affected paths and converts the object to curves. If you erase
connecting lines, CorelDRAW creates subpaths rather than individual objects.
You can also delete virtual line segments, which are portions of objects that are between
intersections. For example, you can delete a loop in a line that crosses over itself, or loops
in line segments in which two or more objects overlap.

To crop objects
1 Select the objects that you want to crop.
If no objects on the drawing page are selected, all objects will be cropped.
2 Open the Crop tool flyout

, and click the Crop tool

3 Drag to define a cropping area.


4 Double-click inside the cropping area.
You can also
Specify the exact position of the cropping
area

Type values in the Position boxes on the


property bar, and press Enter.

Specify the exact size of the cropping area

Type values in the Size boxes on the property


bar, and press Enter.

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You can also


Rotate the cropping area

Type values in the Angle of rotation box.

Remove the cropping area

Click the Clear crop marquee button.

Objects on locked, hidden, Grid, or Guides layers cannot be cropped. Also, you
cannot crop OLE and Internet objects, rollovers, or the content of PowerClip
objects.
During cropping, affected linked groups, such as contours, blends, and
extrusions, are automatically broken apart.
You can move, rotate, and size the cropping area interactively as you would any
object. To move the cropping area, drag it to a new position. To size the
cropping area, drag any of its handles . To rotate the cropping area, click
inside, and drag a rotation handle .
You can remove the cropping area by pressing Esc.

To split an object
1 Open the Crop tool flyout

, and click the Knife tool

2 Position the Knife tool over the objects outline where you want to start cutting.
The Knife tool snaps upright when positioned properly.
3 Click the outline to start cutting.
4 Position the Knife tool where you want to stop cutting, and click again.
You can also
Split an object along a freehand line

Point to where you want to start the cut, and


drag to where you want it to end.

Split an object along a Bzier line

Press Shift, click where you want to start


cutting an object, and click each time you
want to change the direction of the line. If
you want to constrain the line by 15-degree
increments, press Shift + Ctrl.

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You can also


Split an object into two subpaths

Click the Leave as one object button


the property bar.

Split an object while keeping only one of its


parts

Click the objects outline where you want to


start the cut, and point to where you want
the cut to end. Press Tab once or twice until
only the part of the object that you want to
keep is selected, and then click.

on

By default, objects are split into two objects and paths are automatically closed.
When you use the Knife tool on a selected object, the object becomes a curve
object.

To erase portions of an object


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Crop tool flyout

, and click the Eraser tool

3 Drag over the object.


You can also
Change the size of the eraser nib

Type a value in the Eraser thickness box on


the property bar, and press Enter.

Change the shape of the eraser nib

Click the Circle/square button on the


property bar.

Maintain all the nodes of the area being


erased

Disable the Auto-reduce on erase button


on the property bar.

When you erase portions of objects, any affected paths are automatically
closed.
You can erase straight lines by clicking where you want to start erasing, and
then clicking where you want to finish erasing. Press Ctrl if you want to
constrain the lines angle.
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You can also erase an area of a selected object by double-clicking the area with
the Eraser tool.

To delete a virtual line segment


1 Open the Crop tool flyout

, and click the Virtual segment delete tool

2 Move the pointer to the line segment you want to delete.


The Virtual segment delete tool snaps upright when positioned properly.
3 Click the line segment.
If you want to delete multiple line segments at one time, click the pointer to drag a
marquee around all line segments you want to delete.
The Virtual segment delete tool does not work on linked groups such as drop
shadows, text, or images.

Deleting virtual line segments

Filleting, scalloping, and chamfering corners


You can shape an object by filleting, scalloping, or chamfering corners. Filleting
produces a rounded corner, scalloping rounds and inverts the corner to create a notch,
and chamfering bevels a corner so that it appears flat.

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From left to right, you can see standard corners with no changes, filleted
corners, scalloped corners, and chamfered corners.

You can fillet, scallop, or chamfer the corners of any curve object, whether it originates
from a shape, lines, text, or a bitmap. If you select a shape that has not been converted
to curves, a dialog box appears and gives you the option of converting the shape
automatically. Text objects must be converted to curves manually by using the Convert
to curves command. Changes apply to all corners unless you select individual nodes.
You cannot fillet, scallop, or chamfer a smooth or symmetrical curve; the corner must
be created by two straight or curved segments that intersect at an angle of less than 180
degrees.
The operation is not applied to some or all of the corners when the fillet, scallop, or
chamfer value is too high. This occurs when the line segments arent long enough to
apply the radius or chamfer distance. When setting values for these operations, consider
that although the line segments may appear long enough at the beginning of the
operation, they shorten as the radius or chamfer values are applied across the object.

In this example, the circles represent fillet radius settings. The top row shows
the proposed fillets on the left and the filleted results on the right. The bottom
row shows the proposed fillets on the left, but in the results on the right, not all
corners are filleted. After the first fillet is applied, the next corner cannot be
filleted because the line segment is not long enough. This corner is skipped, and
the final corner is filleted.
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To round object corners by filleting


1

Using the Pick tool

, select the object.

2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer.


3 In the Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer docker, choose Fillet from the Operation list box.
4 Type a value in the Radius box.
The radius is used to create a circular arc, with the center equidistant from either
side of a corner. Higher values produce more rounded corners.
Radius

5 Click Apply.
The Apply button is disabled if no valid objects or nodes are selected.
To select individual nodes, use the Shape tool

You can also round all the corners of a selected rectangle or square by clicking
the Shape tool and dragging a corner node toward the center of the object.
The shape is not converted to curves if you use this method.

To scallop object corners


1

Using the Pick tool

, select the object.

2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer.


3 In the Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer docker, choose Scallop from the Operation list
box.
4 Type a value in the Radius box.
The radius value is measured from the original corner point to create a scalloping
arc.
Radius

5 Click Apply.
To select individual nodes, use the Shape tool
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To bevel object corners by chamfering


1

Using the Pick tool

, select the object.

2 Click Window ` Dockers ` Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer.


3 In the Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer docker, choose Chamfer from the Operation list
box.
4 Type a value in the Distance box to set where the chamfer will begin in relation to
the original corner.
Distance

5 Click Apply.
To select individual nodes, use the Shape tool

Welding and intersecting objects


You can create irregular shapes by welding and intersecting objects. You can weld or
intersect almost any object, including clones, objects on different layers, and single
objects with intersecting lines. However, you cannot weld or intersect paragraph text,
dimension lines, or masters of clones.
You can weld objects to create one object with a single outline. The new object uses the
welded objects perimeter as its outline and adopts the fill and outline properties of the
target object. All intersecting lines disappear.
You can weld objects regardless of whether they overlap each other. If you weld objects
that do not overlap, they form a weld group that acts as a single object. In both cases,
the welded object takes on the fill and outline attributes of the target object.
You can weld single objects with intersecting lines so that the object breaks into several
subpaths, but its appearance remains the same.

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Intersecting creates an object from the area where two or more objects overlap. The
shape of this new object can be simple or complex, depending on the shapes you
intersect. The new objects fill and outline attributes depend on the object you define as
the target object.

Welding the leaves to the apple creates a single object outline.

To weld an object
1 Select the source object or objects.
2 Hold down Shift, and click the target object.
3 Click Arrange ` Shaping ` Weld.
You can also weld objects by marquee-selecting the source and target objects
and clicking the Weld button on the property bar.

To intersect objects
1 Select the source object.
2 Hold down Shift, and select the target object.
3 Click Arrange ` Shaping ` Intersect.
You can also intersect objects by selecting the source and target objects and
clicking the Intersect button on the property bar.

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To intersect multiple objects


1 Marquee select the source object or objects.
2 Hold down Shift, and click each target object.
3 Click Arrange ` Shaping ` Intersect.
You can also intersect objects by marquee-selecting the source and target
objects and clicking the Intersect button on the property bar.

Creating PowerClip objects


CorelDRAW lets you place vector objects and bitmaps, such as photos, inside other
objects, or containers. A container can be any object, for example artistic text or a
rectangle. When you place an object into a container that is larger than the container,
the object, called the content, is cropped to fit the form of the container. This creates a
PowerClip object.

Objects before becoming a PowerClip object: artistic text and a bitmap

You can create more complex PowerClip objects by placing one PowerClip object inside
another PowerClip object to produce a nested PowerClip object. You can also copy the
contents of one PowerClip object to another PowerClip object.

In the PowerClip object, the artistic text is the container, and the bitmap forms
the contents. The bitmap is shaped to the letters of the artistic text.

After you create a PowerClip object you can modify the content and the container. For
example, you can lock the content, so that when you move the container, the content
moves with it. CorelDRAW also lets you extract the content from a PowerClip object,
so that you can delete the content or modify it without affecting the container.

To create a PowerClip object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Effects ` PowerClip ` Place inside container.
3 Click the object you want to use as the container.
If you want to create a nested PowerClip object, hold down the right mouse
button, drag the PowerClip object inside a container, and click PowerClip inside.

To copy the contents of a PowerClip object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Effects ` Copy effect ` PowerClip from.
3 Click a PowerClip object.

To edit the contents of a PowerClip object


1 Select a PowerClip object.
2 Click Effects ` PowerClip ` Edit contents.
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3 Edit the contents of the PowerClip object.


4 Click Effects ` PowerClip ` Finish editing this level.
While you edit, the container appears in Wireframe mode and cannot be
selected.

To lock or unlock the contents of a PowerClip object


Right-click a PowerClip object, and click Lock contents to PowerClip.

Need more information?


For more information about shaping objects, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Shaping objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Filling objects
You can add colored, patterned, textured, and other fills to the inside of objects or
other enclosed areas. You can customize a fill and set it as a default, so that each object
you draw has the same fill.
In this section, youll learn about
applying uniform fills
applying fountain fills
applying pattern fills
applying fills to areas
working with fills

Applying uniform fills


You can apply a uniform fill to objects. Uniform fills are solid colors that you can choose
or create by using color models and color palettes. For information about creating
colors, see Working with color on page 141.

To apply a uniform fill


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive fill flyout

, and click the Interactive fill tool

3 Choose Uniform fill from the Fill type list box on the property bar.
4 Specify the settings you want on the property bar, and press Enter.
You can also fill a selected object by clicking a color on the color palette.
You can mix colors in a uniform fill by selecting a filled object, pressing Ctrl,
and clicking another color on the color palette.

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Applying fountain fills


A fountain fill is a smooth progression of two or more colors that adds depth to an
object. There are four types of fountain fills: linear, radial, conical, and square. A linear
fountain fill flows in a straight line across the object, a conical fountain fill creates the
illusion of light hitting a cone, a radial fountain fill radiates from the center of the object,
and a square fountain fill is dispersed in concentric squares from the center of the object.
You can apply preset fountain fills, two-color fountain fills, and custom fountain fills to
objects. Custom fountain fills can contain two or more colors, which you can position
anywhere in the fills progression. After you create a custom fountain fill, you can save
it as a preset.
When you apply a fountain fill, you can specify attributes for the fill type you choose;
for example, the direction of a fills color blend, the fills angle, center point, midpoint,
and edge pad. You can also adjust the print and display quality of the fountain fill by
specifying the number of fountain steps. By default, the fountain step setting is locked
so that the print quality of the fountain fill is determined by the value specified in the
print settings and the display quality is determined by the default value you set.
However, you can unlock the fountain steps setting when you apply a fountain fill and
specify a value that applies to both the print and view quality of the fill. For information
about setting fountain fill steps for printing, see Fine-tuning print jobs in the Help.

There are four types of fountain fills. Left to right: linear, radial, conical, and
square.

To apply a preset fountain fill


1 Select an object.

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2 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fountain fill dialog button

3 Choose a fill from the Presets list box.


4 Specify the settings you want.

To apply a two-color fountain fill


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive fill flyout

, and click the Interactive fill tool

3 Choose a fountain fill from the Fill type list box on the property bar.
4 Open the Fill dropdown picker on the property bar, and click a color.
5 Open the Last fill picker on the property bar, and click a color.
6 Specify the settings you want.
You can mix colors in a two-color fountain fill by selecting one of the
interactive vector handles, pressing Ctrl, and clicking a color on the color
palette.
You can add a color to a fountain fill by dragging a color from the color palette
to an objects interactive vector handle.

To apply a custom fountain fill


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fountain fill dialog button

3 Choose a fountain fill from the Type list box.


4 Enable the Custom option.
5 Click the box at one end of the area just above the color band, and click a color on
the color palette.
6 Click the box at the opposite end of the area just above the color band, and click a
color.
7 Specify the attributes you want.

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You can also


Add an intermediate color

Double-click between the two ends of the


area just above the color band, and click a
color on the color palette.

Adjust the midpoint between colors

On the color band, double-click between


two colors to add a new marker. Drag the
marker to adjust the transition point
between the two colors.

Change a color

Click the marker above the color you want


to change, and click a color on the color
palette.

Delete a color

Double-click the marker above the color you


want to delete.

Change the position of a color

Drag the marker just above the color to a


new location.

Save the fill as a preset

Type a name in the Presets box, and click


the Add preset button .

You can also apply a custom fountain fill by opening the Interactive fill flyout
, clicking the Interactive fill tool , and dragging colors from the color
palette in the drawing window onto the objects interactive vector handles.

Applying pattern fills


You can fill objects with two-color, full-color, or bitmap pattern fills.
A two-color pattern fill is composed of only the two colors that you choose. A full-color
pattern fill is a more complex vector graphic that can be composed of lines and fills. A
bitmap pattern fill is a bitmap image whose complexity is determined by its size, image
resolution, and bit depth.
CorelDRAW provides preset pattern fills that you can apply to objects; however, you
can also create your own pattern fills. For example, you can create pattern fills from
objects that you draw or images that you import.

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You can change the tile size of pattern fills. You can also specify exactly where these fills
begin by setting the tile origin. CorelDRAW also lets you offset tiles in a fill. Adjusting
the horizontal or vertical position of the first pattern, relative to the top of the object,
affects the rest of the fill.
You can choose how the pattern fill appears by specifying whether to mirror the fill so
that alternating tiles are the reflections of one another. If you want a pattern fill to
change according to actions you perform on the filled object, you can specify that you
want it to transform with the object. For example, if you enlarge an object filled with a
pattern that transforms, the pattern becomes larger while the number of tiles is not
increased.

To apply a two-color pattern fill


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive fill flyout

, and click the Interactive fill tool

3 Choose Two color pattern from the Fill type list box on the property bar.
4 Open the Fill dropdown picker, and click a pattern.
5 Open the Front color picker, and click a color.
6 Open the Back color picker, and click a color.
You can also mix colors in a two-color pattern fill by pressing Ctrl and clicking
a color on the color palette.

To apply a full-color or bitmap pattern fill


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive fill flyout

, and click the Interactive fill tool

3 Choose one of the following from the Fill type list box on the property bar:
Full-color pattern
Bitmap pattern
4 Open the Fill dropdown picker, and click a pattern.

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Applying fills to areas


You can apply fills to any enclosed area by using the Smart fill tool. Unlike other fill
tools, which fill only objects, the Smart fill tool detects the edges of an area and creates
a closed path so that the area can be filled. For example, if you draw a freehand line that
crosses over itself to create loops, the Smart fill tool can detect the edges of the loops
and fill them. As long as the paths of one or more objects completely enclose an area, it
can be filled.

In the example above, the original spiral object is duplicated and offset,
resulting in enclosed areas that can be filled by using the Smart fill tool.

Because the Smart fill tool creates a path around the area, it essentially creates a new
object that can be filled, moved, copied, or edited. This means the tool can be used in
one of two ways: to fill an area or to create a new object from an area.

Although primarily used to fill areas, the Smart fill tool can also be used to
create new objects. In the example above, the original objects, the two spirals
(left), are deleted (right), but the fill remains because each filled area is
actually an object.

You can apply the default fill and outline to the area, use the property bar to specify a
specific fill color and outline, or create an outline with no fill.

To apply a fill to an area outside existing objects


1 Open the Smart tools flyout

, and click the Smart fill tool

2 On the property bar, choose one of the following options from the Fill options list
box:
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Specify lets you fill the area with a solid color by choosing a color from the
Fill Color color picker on the property bar
Use default lets you fill the area with the Fill tool default setting
No fill applies no fill to the area
3 From the Outline options box, choose one of the following options:
Use default lets you apply the default outline setting
Specify lets you choose a line width from the Outline width box and a line
color from the Outline color color picker
No outline applies no outline to the area
4 Click inside the enclosed area that you want to fill.
A new object is created from the enclosed area, and the current fill and outline
styles are applied to it. The new object appears on top of the existing objects in the
layer.
If you click outside an enclosed area, a new object is created from all objects on
the page, and the fill and outline properties are applied to the new object.
The outline width is centered on an objects path. Because the Smart fill tool
detects paths, not outlines, thick outlines appear partially covered by the new
object. You can uncover the original outlines by changing the stacking order
of the objects. For information about changing the stacking order of objects,
see To change the order of an object on page 97.

Working with fills


There are a number of tasks that are common to all types of fills. You can choose a
default fill color so that every object you add to a drawing has the same fill. You can also
remove any fill, copy it to another object, or use it to fill an area surrounded by an open
curve.

To choose a default fill color


1 Click a blank area on the drawing page to deselect all objects.
2 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill color dialog.

3 In the Uniform fill dialog box, enable any of the following check boxes:
Graphic applies the default fill color to shapes you draw
Artistic text applies the default fill color to artistic text you add
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Paragraph text applies the default fill color to paragraph text you add
4 Specify any fill settings.

To remove a fill
1 Select an object.
2 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the No fill button

Need more information?


For more information about filling objects, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Filling objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with color


Your application lets you choose and create colors by using a wide variety of industrystandard palettes, color mixers, and color models. You can create and edit custom color
palettes to store frequently used colors for future use.
You can also customize how color palettes appear on your screen by changing the size
of swatches, the number of rows in palettes, and other properties.
In this section, youll learn about
choosing colors

Choosing colors
You can choose fill and outline colors by using fixed or custom color palettes, color
viewers, color harmonies, or color blends. When you want to use a color that already
exists in an object or document, you can sample the color to achieve an exact match.
For information about applying the colors you choose, see Applying uniform fills on
page 133 and Formatting lines and outlines on page 53.
Default color palette
A color palette is a collection of color swatches. You can choose fill and outline colors by
using the default color palette, which contains 99 colors from the CMYK color model.
The selected fill and outline colors appear in the color swatches on the status bar.
Fixed or custom color palettes
Fixed color palettes are provided by third-party manufacturers. Some examples of these
are PANTONE, HKS Colors, and TRUMATCH palettes. It may be useful to have
on hand a manufacturers swatch book, which is a collection of color samples that shows
exactly what each color looks like when printed.
Some fixed color palettes PANTONE, HKS Colors, TOYO, DIC, Focoltone,
and SpectraMaster are collections of spot colors. If you create color separations
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when you print, each color from these color palettes requires a separate printing plate.
This can significantly affect the cost of your print job. If you want to use these colors,
but you dont want to use spot colors, convert the spot colors to process colors when
printing. For more information, see Printing color separations on page 229.
Custom color palettes can include colors from any color model or fixed color palette.
You can save a custom color palette for future use.
Color viewers
Color viewers provide a representation of a range of colors by using either onedimensional or three-dimensional shapes. The default color viewer is based on the HSB
color model, but you can use this viewer to choose CMYK, CMY, or RGB colors.For
information about color models, see Understanding color models in the Help.
Color harmonies
Color harmonies work by superimposing a shape, such as a rectangle or a triangle, over
a color wheel. Each vertical row in the color grid begins with the color located at one of
the points on the superimposed shape.
The colors at each corner of the shape are always complementary, contrasting, or
harmonious, depending on the shape you choose. The color harmonies allow you to
choose the color model you prefer to use, and are most useful when youre choosing
several colors for a project.
Color blends
When you choose a color by using color blends, you combine base colors to get the color
you want. The color blender displays a grid of colors that it creates from the four base
colors you choose.

To choose a color by using the default color palette


To

Do the following

Choose a fill color for a selected object

Click a color swatch.

Choose an outline color for a selected object

Right-click a color swatch.

Choose from different shades of a color

Click and hold a color swatch to display a


pop-up color picker, and click a color.

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To

Do the following

View more colors in the default color palette

Click the scroll arrows at the top and bottom


of the color palette.

You can display color names by pointing to a swatch.

To choose a color by using a fixed or custom color palette


1 Select an object.
2 Open one of the following flyouts:
the Fill flyout, and click the Fill color dialog tool .
the Outline flyout, and click the Outline color dialog tool

3 Click the Palettes tab.


4 Choose a fixed or custom palette from the Palette list box.
5 Move the color slider to set the range of colors displayed in the color selection area.
6 Click a color in the color selection area.
Each color swatch on a fixed color palette is marked with a small white square.
You should use the same color model for all colors in a drawing; the colors will
be consistent and you will be able to predict the colors of the final output more
accurately. It is preferable to use the same color model that you are using for
the final output. For more information about reproducing colors accurately, see
Managing color for display, input, and output on page 385.
You can display or hide the names of fixed or custom colors by clicking
Options ` Show color names.
You can swap the Old color (of the selected object) and the New color (which
has been chosen in the color selection area) by clicking Options ` Swap
colors.

To sample a color
1 Open the Eyedropper flyout

, and click the Eyedropper tool

2 Choose Sample color from the list box on the property bar.
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3 Click the Sample size flyout on the property bar, and enable one of the following
options:
11 lets you choose the color of the pixel you click
22 lets you choose the average color in a sample area of 2 2 pixels. The
pixel you click is in the middle of the sample area.
55 lets you choose the average color in a sample area of 5 5 pixels
If you want to sample a color outside the drawing window, click Select from
Desktop.
4 Click the color you want to sample.
If you want to apply the sampled color to an object, click the Paintbucket tool ,
and click the object in the drawing window. The pointer changes as you hover over
an area to indicate whether an outline or fill area is chosen. For example, as you
hover over the center of a square, the pointer displays a solid color swatch; as you
hover over the outline of the square, the pointer displays an outline shape.
In some cases, the sampled color may be an RGB or CMYK color that is the
closest equivalent to the original color, instead of being a complete match.
The color you sample appears on the Fill color swatch in the lower-right corner
of the drawing window. If you want to change the fill or outline color of an
object to the sampled color, you can drag the Fill color swatch to the object.

Need more information?


For more information about working with color, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with color.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Adding three-dimensional
effects to objects
You can create the illusion of three-dimensional depth in objects by adding contour,
perspective, extrusion, bevel, or drop shadow effects.
In this section, youll learn about
contouring objects
applying perspective to objects
creating vector extrusions
creating bevel effects
creating drop shadows
blending objects

Contouring objects
You can contour an object to create a series of concentric lines that progress to the inside
or outside of the object. CorelDRAW also lets you set the number and distance of the
contour lines.
After contouring an object, you can copy or clone its contour settings to another object.
You can also change the colors of the fill between the contour lines and the contour
outlines themselves. You can set a color progression in the contour effect, where one
color blends into another. The color progression can follow a straight, clockwise, or
counterclockwise path through the color range of your choice.

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A center contour has been applied to the above object. The number of contour
lines, as well as the distance between lines, can be changed.

An outside contour has been applied to the above object. Note that an outside
contour projects from the outside edge of the object.

To contour an object
1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
tool .

, and click the Interactive contour

2 Click an object or a set of grouped objects, and drag the start handle toward the
center to create an inside contour.
3 Move the object slider to change the number of contour steps.

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You can also


Specify the number of contour lines

Click the Inside button on the property


bar, and type a value in the Contour steps
box on the property bar.

Specify the distance between contour lines

Type a value in the Contour offset box on


the property bar.

Accelerate contour line progression

Click the Object and color acceleration


button on the property bar, and move the
object slider.

You can create an outside contour by dragging the start handle away from the
center.

To set the fill color for a contour object


1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
tool .

, and click the Interactive contour

2 Select a contour object.


3 Open the Fill color picker on the property bar, and click a color.
If the original object has a fountain fill, a second color picker appears.
You can accelerate the fill color progression by clicking the Object and color
acceleration button on the property bar.
You can change the contour centers color by dragging a color from the color
palette to the end fill handle.

To specify an outline color for the contour object


1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
tool .

, and click the Interactive contour

2 Select a contour object.


3 Open the Outline color picker on the property bar, and click a color.

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Applying perspective to objects


You can create a perspective effect by shortening one or two sides of an object. This
effect gives an object the appearance of receding in one or two directions, thereby
creating a one-point perspective or a two-point perspective.
Perspective effects can be added to objects or grouped objects. You can also add a
perspective effect to linked groups, such as contours, blends, extrusions, and objects
created with the Artistic media tool. You cant add perspective effects to paragraph text,
bitmaps, or symbols.

The original graphic (left) with one-point (middle) and two-point (right)
perspectives applied to it.

After you apply a perspective effect, you can copy it to other objects in a drawing, adjust
it, or remove it from the object.

To apply a perspective
To
Apply a one-point perspective

Click Effects ` Add perspective. Press


Ctrl, and drag a node.

Apply a two-point perspective

Click Effects ` Add perspective. Drag the


nodes on the outside of the grid to apply the
effect you want.

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Pressing Ctrl constrains the nodes movement to the horizontal or vertical axis
to create a one-point perspective effect.
You can move opposing nodes the same distance in opposite directions by
pressing Ctrl + Shift as you drag.

To adjust the perspective


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select an object that has a perspective effect.


3 Drag a node to a new position.
You can also adjust the perspective by dragging one or both of the vanishing
points.

To remove an objects perspective effect


1 Select an object that has a perspective effect.
2 Click Effects ` Clear perspective.

Creating vector extrusions


You can make objects appear three-dimensional by creating vector extrusions. You can
create vector extrusions by projecting points from an object and joining them to create
an illusion of three dimensions. CorelDRAW also lets you apply a vector extrusion to an
object in a group.
After you create an extrusion, you can copy or clone its attributes to a selected object.
Cloning and copying transfer the extrusion attributes of an extruded object to another.
However, the cloned extrusion settings cannot be edited independently from the
master.
You can change an extruded form by rotating it and rounding its corners.
CorelDRAW also lets you remove a vector extrusion.

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Extruded fills
You can apply fills to an entire vector extrusion or to the extruded surfaces of a vector
extrusion. You can cover each surface individually with the fill, or you can drape the fill
so that it blankets the entire object with no breaks to the pattern or texture.

Left to right: a simple shape, the shape with an extruded fill of solid color, the
shape with an extruded gradient fill and a rotation applied.

Lighting
You can enhance vector extrusions by applying light sources. You can add up to three
light sources to project toward the extruded object with varying intensity. When you
no longer need light sources, you can remove them.
Vanishing points
You can create a vector extrusion in which the lines of the extrusion converge at a
vanishing point. The vanishing point of a vector extrusion can be copied to another
object so that both objects appear to recede toward the same point.

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Vector extrusions with the same vanishing point

You can also give two vector extrusions different vanishing points.

Vector extrusions with different vanishing points

To create a vector extrusion


1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
tool .

, and click the Interactive extrude

2 Choose an extrusion type from the Extrusion type list box on the property bar.
3 Select an object.
4 Drag the objects selection handles to set the direction and depth of the extrusion.
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If you want to reset the extrusion, press Esc before releasing the mouse button.
You can also
Apply preset settings to a vector extrusion

Select an extrude object, click the


Interactive extrude tool, and choose a
preset setting from the Preset list box on the
property bar.

To change the form of a vector extrusion


To

Do the following

Rotate an extrusion

Select an extruded object. Click the Extrude


rotation button on the property bar.
Drag the extrusion in the direction you
want.

Change the direction of an extrusion

Using the Interactive extrude tool , click


an extrusion. Click the vanishing point, and
drag in the direction you want.

Change the depth of an extrusion

Using the Interactive extrude tool , click


an extrusion. Drag the slider between the
interactive vector handles.

Round the corners of an extruded rectangle


or square

Open the Shape edit flyout


, and
click the Shape tool . Drag a corner node
along the outline of the rectangle or square.

To remove a vector extrusion


1 Select an extruded object.
2 Click Effects ` Clear extrude.
You can also remove a vector extrusion by clicking the Clear extrude button
on the property bar.

To apply a fill to a vector extrusion


1 Select an extruded object with the Interactive extrude tool
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2 Click the Color button

on the property bar.

3 Click one of the following buttons:


Use object fill applies the objects fill to the extrusion
Use solid color applies a solid color to the extrusion
Use color shading applies a gradient fill to the extrusion
You can apply an unbroken pattern or texture fill to an object by enabling the
Drape fills check box before you click the Use object fill button.

Creating bevel effects


A bevel effect adds three-dimensional depth to a graphic or text object by making its
edges appear sloped (cut at an angle). Bevel effects can contain both spot and process
(CMYK) colors, so they are ideal for printing.
Bevel styles
You can choose from the following bevel styles:
Soft edge creates beveled surfaces that appear shaded in some areas
Emboss makes an object appear as a relief

Left to right: a logo, the logo with a Soft Edge bevel effect, and the logo with
an Emboss bevel effect.

Beveled surfaces
You can control the intensity of the bevel effect by specifying the width of the beveled
surface.
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Light and color


An object with a bevel effect appears lit by white ambient (surrounding) light and a
spotlight. The ambient light is of low intensity and cannot be changed. The spotlight
is also white by default, but you can change its color, intensity, and location. Changing
the spotlight color affects the color of the beveled surfaces. Changing the spotlights
intensity lightens or darkens the beveled surfaces. Changing the location of the
spotlight determines which beveled surfaces appear lit.
You can change the location of the spotlight by specifying its direction and altitude.
Direction determines where the light source is located in the plane of the object (for
example, to the left or right of an object). Altitude determines how high the spotlight
is located in relation to the objects plane. For example, you can place the spotlight flush
with the horizon (altitude of 0) or directly above the object (altitude of 90).
In addition, you can change the color of the beveled surfaces that are in shadow by
specifying a shadow color.

To create a Soft Edge bevel effect


1 Select an object that is closed and has a fill applied to it.
2 Click Effects ` Bevel.
3 In the Bevel docker, choose Soft edge from the Style list box.
4 Enable one of the following Bevel offset options:
To center lets you create beveled surfaces that meet in the middle of the
object
Distance lets you specify the width of the beveled surfaces. Type a value in
the Distance box.
You can also
Change the color of beveled surfaces in
shadow

Choose a color from the Shadow color


picker.
Beveled surfaces change to a shade of the
specified shadow color.

Choose a spotlight color

Choose a color from the Light color picker.

Change the intensity of the spotlight

Move the Intensity slider.

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You can also


Specify the position of the spotlight

Move either of the following sliders:


Direction
Altitude
Direction values range from 0 to 360;
altitude values range from 0 to 90.

The lowest altitude value (0) places the spotlight on the plane of the object;
the highest altitude value (90) places the spotlight directly above the object.
Using a given altitude value, you can change the spotlights location by
changing the direction value. For example, at an altitude of 45, the following
direction values change the spotlight location as noted:
45 places the spotlight on the upper right.
135 places the spotlight on the upper left.
225 places the spotlight on the lower left.
315 places the spotlight on the lower right.
The effect of the shadow color is most apparent when the spotlight is located
close to the objects plane (low altitude value).

To create an Emboss effect


1 Select an object that is closed and has a fill applied to it.
2 Click Effects ` Bevel.
3 In the Bevel docker, choose Emboss from the Style list box.
4 In the Distance box, type a low value.
5 To change the intensity of the spotlight, move the Intensity slider.
6 To specify the direction of the spotlight, move the Direction slider.
7 Click Apply.
If you want to create a more pronounced bevel effect, type a higher value in the
Distance box, and reapply the effect.
You can also
Choose a shadow color

Choose a color from the Shadow color


picker.

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You can also


Choose a color from the Light color picker.

Choose a spotlight color

The Emboss bevel effect is achieved by creating two duplicates of the object.
The duplicates are offset in opposite directions: one toward the light source and
the other away from the light source. The color of the duplicate placed toward
the spotlight is a blend of the spotlight and object colors and depends on the
light intensity. The color of the duplicate placed away from the spotlight is a
50 percent blend of the shadow and object colors.

To remove a bevel effect


1 Select an object with a bevel effect applied.
2 Click Effects ` Clear effect.

Creating drop shadows


Drop shadows simulate light falling on an object from one of five particular
perspectives: flat, right, left, bottom, and top. You can add drop shadows to most
objects or groups of objects, including artistic text, paragraph text, and bitmaps.
When you add a drop shadow, you can change its perspective, and you can adjust
attributes such as color, opacity, fade level, angle, and feathering.

A drop shadow applied to an object

After you create a drop shadow, you can copy it or clone it to a selected object. When
you copy a drop shadow, the original and copy have no connection and can be edited
independently. With cloning, the master objects drop shadow attributes are
automatically applied to its clone.

The feathered effect softens the edges of a drop shadow.

By separating a drop shadow from its object, you gain more control over the drop
shadow itself. For example, you can edit the drop shadow as you would edit a
transparency. For information about editing a transparency, see Applying
transparencies on page 163.
As with transparencies, you can apply a merge mode to a drop shadow to control how
the color of the drop shadow blends with the color of the object underneath. For more
information about merge modes, see Applying merge modes in the Help.
You can also adjust the rendering resolution of a drop shadow. For example, you can
increase the rendering resolution to improve a drop shadows appearance. However,
increasing the resolution of a drop shadow may increase the file size of a drawing.
You can remove a drop shadow.

To add a drop shadow


1 Open the Interactive tools flyout
shadow tool .

, and click the Interactive drop

2 Click an object.
3 Drag from the center or side of the object until the drop shadow is the size you
want.
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4 Specify any attributes on the property bar.


Drop shadows cannot be added to linked groups, such as blended objects,
contoured objects, beveled objects, extruded objects, objects created with the
Artistic media tool , or other drop shadows.

To separate a drop shadow from an object


1 Select an objects drop shadow.
2 Click Arrange ` Break drop shadow group apart.
3 Drag the shadow.

To remove a drop shadow


1 Select an objects drop shadow.
2 Click Effects ` Clear drop shadow.
You can also remove a drop shadow from an object by clicking the Clear drop
shadow button on the property bar.

Blending objects
CorelDRAW lets you create blends, such as straight-line blends, blends along a path,
and compound blends.
A straight-line blend shows a progression in shape and size from one object to another.
The outline and fill colors of the intermediate objects progress along a straight-line path
across the color spectrum. The outlines of intermediate objects show a gradual
progression in thickness and shape.
After you create a blend, you can copy or clone its settings to other objects. When you
copy a blend, the object takes on all the blend-related settings, except for their outline
and fill attributes. When you clone a blend, changes you make to the original blend
(also called the master) are applied to the clone.

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Straight-line blends can be used to create graphics with a glass-like


appearance. The rollover button (left) contains a blend of tightly overlapped
blended objects.

You can fit objects along part or all of a paths shape, and you can add one or more
objects to a blend to create a compound blend.

The straight-line blend (top) is fitted to a curved path (bottom).

You can change the appearance of a blend by adjusting the number and spacing of its
intermediate objects, the blends color progression, the nodes the blends map to, the
blends path, and the start and end objects. You can fuse the components of a split or
compound blend to create a single object.
You can also split and remove a blend.

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By mapping nodes, you can control the appearance of a blend. Two nodes on
the polygon are mapped to two nodes of a star shape, showing a more gradual
transition (bottom).

To blend objects
To

Do the following

Blend along a straight line

Open the Interactive tools flyout


, and click the Interactive
blend tool . Select the first object, and
drag over the second object. If you want to
reset the blend, press Esc as you drag.

Blend an object along a freehand path

Open the Interactive tools flyout, and click


the Interactive blend tool. Select the first
object. Hold down Alt, and drag to draw a
line to the second object.

Fit a blend to a path

Open the Interactive tools flyout, and click


the Interactive blend tool. Click the blend.
Click the Path properties button on the
property bar. Click New path. Using the
curved arrow, click the path to which you
want to fit the blend.

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To

Do the following

Stretch the blend over an entire path

Select a blend that is already fitted on a path.


Click the Miscellaneous blend options
button on the property bar, and enable
the Blend along full path check box.

Create a compound blend

Using the Interactive blend tool, drag from


an object to the start or end object of
another blend.

To remove a blend
1 Select a blend.
2 Click Effects ` Clear blend.
You can also remove a selected blend by clicking the Clear blend button
on the property bar.

Need more information?


For more information about adding three-dimensional effects to objects, click
Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Adding
three-dimensional effects to objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Changing the
transparency of objects
You can apply a transparency to an object so that all objects behind it show through.
The CorelDRAW application also lets you specify how the color of the transparent
object combines with the color of the object beneath it.
In this section, youll learn about
applying transparencies

Applying transparencies
When you apply a transparency to an object, you make the objects beneath it partially
visible. You can apply transparencies using the same kind of fills you apply to objects;
that is, uniform, fountain, texture, and pattern. For more information about these fills,
see Filling objects on page 133.
By default, CorelDRAW applies all transparencies to the objects fill and outline;
however, you can specify whether you want the transparency to apply only to the
objects outline or fill.
You can also copy a transparency from one object to another.
When you position a transparency over an object, you can freeze it, making the view of
the object move with the transparency.

To apply a uniform transparency


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive tools flyout
transparency tool .

, and click the Interactive

3 On the property bar, choose Uniform from the Transparency type list box.
4 Type a value in the Starting transparency box on the property bar, and press
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You can click a color on the color palette to apply a color to the transparency.

To apply a fountain transparency


1 Select an object.
2 Open the Interactive tools flyout
transparency tool .

, and click the Interactive

3 On the property bar, choose one of the following fountain transparencies from the
Transparency type list box:
Linear
Radial
Conical
Square
4 Reposition the interactive vector handles that display, or point to where you want
the transparency to start on the object, and drag to where you want the
transparency to end.
If you want to reset the transparency, press Esc before releasing the mouse button.
5 Type a value in the Transparency midpoint box on the property bar, and press
Enter.
You can create a custom fountain transparency by dragging colors, whose
shades convert to grayscale, from the color palette onto the objects interactive
vector handles
.

Need more information?


For more information about changing the transparency of objects, click Help `
Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Changing the
transparency of objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with pages and


layout tools
The CorelDRAW application allows you to specify the size, orientation, unit of scale,
and background of the drawing page. You can customize and display page grids and
guidelines to help you organize objects and place them exactly where you want. For
example, if you are designing a newsletter, you can set the dimensions of the pages and
create guidelines for positioning columns and heading text. When you are laying out
an advertisement, you can align graphics and text along guidelines and arrange
graphic elements within a grid. Rulers can help you position grids, guidelines, and
objects along a scale, which uses units of your choosing. Also, you can add and delete
pages.
Page layout settings and tools are fully customizable and can be used as defaults for
other drawings.
In this section, youll learn about
specifying the page layout
choosing a page background
adding, renaming, and deleting pages
using the rulers
setting up the grid
setting up guidelines

Specifying the page layout


You can begin working on a drawing by specifying settings for the size, orientation, and
layout style of the page. The options you choose when specifying the page layout can
be used as a default for all new drawings you create. You can also adjust the page size
and orientation settings to match the standard paper settings for printing.
Page size
There are two options for specifying a page size: choosing a preset page size and creating
your own. You can choose from many preset page sizes, ranging from legal-size paper
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and envelopes to posters and Web pages. If a preset page size does not meet your needs,
you can create a custom page size by specifying a drawings dimensions.
Page orientation
The orientation of the page can be landscape or portrait. In landscape orientation, the
drawings width is greater than its height, and in portrait orientation, the drawings
height is greater than its width. Any pages you add to a drawing project will have the
current orientation; however, you can give a different orientation to single pages in a
drawing project.
Layout styles
When you use the default layout style (Full Page), each page in a document is
considered a single page and prints on one sheet. You can choose layout styles for
multipage publications, such as booklets and brochures. The multipage layout styles
Book, Booklet, Tent Card, Side-fold Card, and Top-fold Card split the page size into
two or more equal parts. Each part is considered a separate page. The advantage of
working with separate parts is that you can edit each page in upright orientation, and
in sequential order in the drawing window, regardless of the layout required to print
your document. When you are ready to print, the application automatically arranges
the pages in the order required for printing and binding.

To set the page size and orientation


To

Do the following

Choose a preset page size

Click Layout ` Page setup, and choose a


paper type from the Paper list box.

Specify a custom page size

Click Layout ` Page setup, and type values


in the Width and Height boxes.

Set the page orientation

Click Layout ` Page setup, and enable the


Landscape or the Portrait option.

Set the page size and orientation for an


individual page in a multipage document

Go to the page. Click Layout ` Page setup,


choose the page size and orientation you
want, and enable the Resize current page
only check box.

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With the Pick tool active and no objects selected, you can quickly change the
page size and orientation by using the controls on the property bar. To apply
page size and orientation settings to all pages in a drawing, begin by clicking
the top half of the Set default or current page size and orientation button
. To change only the current page, click the bottom half of the Set default
or current page orientation button.

Choosing a page background


You can choose the color and type of background for a drawing. For example, you can
use a solid color if you want a uniform background. If you want a more intricate or
dynamic background, you can use a bitmap. Some examples of bitmaps include
textured designs, photographs, and clipart.
When you choose a bitmap as the background, it is embedded in the drawing by
default. This option is recommended. However, you can also link the bitmap to the
drawing so that if you later edit the source image, the change is automatically reflected
in the drawing. If you send a drawing with a linked image to someone else, you must
also send the linked image.
You can make a background bitmap printable and exportable, or you can save computer
resources by exporting and printing a drawing without the background bitmap.
If you no longer need a background, you can remove it.

To use a solid color as the background


1 Click Layout ` Page background.
2 Enable the Solid option.
3 Open the Color picker, and click a color.

To use a bitmap as the background


1 Click Layout ` Page background.
2 Enable the Bitmap option.
3 Click Browse.
4 Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.
5 Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
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6 Double-click the filename.


7 Enable one of the following options:
Linked links the bitmap to the drawing so that changes made to the source
file are reflected in the bitmap background
Embedded embeds the bitmap in the drawing so that changes made to the
source file are not reflected in the bitmap background
If you want the background to be printed and exported with the drawing, enable
the Print and export background check box.
8 Enable one of the following options:
Default size lets you use the bitmaps current size
Custom size lets you specify the dimensions of the bitmap. Type values in the
H and V boxes.
If you want to specify nonproportional height and width values, disable the
Maintain aspect ratio check box.
If the bitmap is smaller than the drawing page, it is tiled across the drawing
page. If it is larger than the drawing page, it is cropped to fit the drawing page.
A background bitmap is not an object and cannot be edited.

To remove a background
1 Click Layout ` Page background.
2 Enable the No background option.

Adding, renaming, and deleting pages


CorelDRAW lets you add a page to a drawing, rename it at any time, and delete a single
page or an entire range of pages. You can also move objects from one page to another.
You can use the Page Sorter view to manage pages while viewing the page contents. The
Page Sorter view lets you change the order of pages as well as copy, add, rename, and
delete pages.

To add a page
1 Click Layout ` Insert page.
2 Type the number of pages you want to add in the Insert pages box.
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3 Enable one of the following options:


Before
After
If you want to insert a page before or after a page other than the current page, type
the page number in the Page box.
If you are on the first or last page, you can add a page by clicking the Add page
button in the document window.
You can also choose where to add a page by right-clicking a page tab in the
document window and clicking Insert page after or Insert page before.

To rename a page
1 Click Layout ` Rename page.
2 Type the name of the page in the Page name box.

To delete a page
1 Click Layout ` Delete page.
2 In the Delete page dialog box, type the number of the page you want to delete.
You can delete a range of pages by enabling the Through to page check box
and typing the number of the last page to delete in the Through to page box.

To change the order of pages


Drag the page tabs on the document navigator at the bottom of the drawing
window.

To move an object to another page


Drag the object over the tab with the destination page number, and without
releasing the mouse button, drag the object to position it on the page.

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Using the rulers


You can display rulers in the drawing window to help you draw, size, and align objects
precisely. You can hide the rulers or move them to another position in the drawing
window. You can also customize the ruler settings to suit your needs. For example, you
can set the ruler origin, choose a unit of measurement, and specify how many marks or
ticks appear between each full unit mark.
By default, CorelDRAW applies the same units used for the rulers to the duplicate and
nudge distances. You can change the default so that you can specify different units for
these and other settings. For information about nudging, see Positioning objects on
page 86.

To hide or display the rulers


Click View ` Rulers.
A check mark beside the Rulers command indicates that the rulers are displayed.

To move a ruler
Hold down Shift, and drag a ruler to a new position in the drawing window.

Setting up the grid


The grid is a series of intersecting dashed lines or dots that you can use to precisely align
and position objects in the drawing window. You can set the distance between the grid
lines or dots by specifying the frequency or spacing. Frequency refers to the number of
lines or dots that appear between each horizontal and vertical unit. Spacing refers to the
exact distance between each line or dot. High frequency values or low spacing values
can help you align and position objects more precisely.
You can have objects snap to the grid so that when you move the objects, they jump
between grid lines.

To display or hide the grid


Click View ` Grid.
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To set the distance between the grid lines


1 Click View ` Grid and ruler setup.
2 Enable one of the following options:
Frequency specifies grid spacing as the number of lines per unit of measure
Spacing specifies grid spacing as the distance between each grid line
3 Type values in the following boxes:
Horizontal
Vertical
The unit of measure used for grid spacing is the same as that used for rulers.
For information about ruler settings, see To customize ruler settings in the
Help.

To have objects snap to the grid


1 Click View ` Snap to grid.
2 Move the objects, using the Pick tool

Setting up guidelines
Guidelines are lines that can be placed anywhere in the drawing window to aid in object
placement. There are three types of guidelines: horizontal, vertical, and slanted. By
default, the application displays guidelines that you can add to the drawing window, but
you can hide them at any time.
You can add a guideline wherever you need one; however, you can also choose to add
preset guidelines. There are two types of preset guidelines: Corel presets and userdefined presets. Examples of Corel presets include guidelines that appear at 1-inch
margins and guidelines that appear at newsletter column borders. User-defined presets
are guidelines whose location you specify. For example, you can add preset guidelines
that display margins at a distance you specify or that define a column layout or grid.
After you add a guideline, you can select it, move it, rotate it, lock it in place, or delete
it.
You can have objects snap to the guidelines, so that when an object is moved near a
guideline, it can only be centered on the guideline or lined up on either side of the
guideline.

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Guidelines use the unit of measure specified for rulers. For information about ruler
settings, see To customize ruler settings in the Help.

Guidelines can be placed in the drawing window to aid in object placement.

To display or hide the guidelines


Click View ` Guidelines.
A check mark beside the Guidelines command indicates that the guidelines
are displayed.

To add a horizontal or vertical guideline


1 Click View ` Guidelines setup.
2 In the list of categories, click one of the following:
Horizontal
Vertical
3 Specify the guideline settings you want.
4 Click Add.
You can also add a guideline by dragging from the horizontal or vertical ruler
in the drawing window.

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To modify guidelines
To

Do the following

Select a single guideline

Click the guideline using the Pick tool

Select all guidelines

Click Edit ` Select all ` Guidelines.

Move a guideline

Drag a guideline to a new position in the


drawing window.

Rotate a guideline

Using the Pick tool , click the guideline


twice, and then rotate the guideline when
skewing handles appear.

Lock a guideline

Click a guideline using the Pick tool, and


click Arrange ` Lock object.

Unlock a guideline

Click a guideline using the Pick tool, and


click Arrange ` Unlock object.

Delete a guideline

Click a guideline using the Pick tool, and


press Delete.

Delete a preset guideline

Click View ` Guidelines setup, and click


Presets in the list of categories. Disable the
check box beside the preset guideline that
you want to delete.

You can also lock or unlock a guideline by right-clicking the guideline and
then clicking Lock object or Unlock object.
You can access the guidelines setup directly by right-clicking a ruler and then
clicking Guidelines setup.

To have objects snap to the guidelines


1 Click View ` Snap to guidelines.
2 Drag the object to the guideline.
To snap the center of an object to a guideline, select the object, and move it over
the guideline until its center of rotation snaps to the guideline.

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Need more information?


For more information about pages and layout tools, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with pages and
layout tools.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with layers


You can work with layers to help you organize and arrange objects in complex
illustrations.
In this section, youll learn about
creating layers
changing layer properties and stacking order
moving and copying objects between layers

Creating layers
All CorelDRAW drawings consist of stacked objects. The vertical order of these objects
the stacking order contributes to the appearance of the drawing. You can organize
these objects by using invisible planes called layers.
Layering gives you added flexibility when you organize and edit the objects in complex
drawings. You can divide a drawing into multiple layers, each containing a portion of
the drawings contents. For example, using layers can help you organize an architectural
plan for a building. You can organize the buildings various components (for example,
plumbing, electrical, structural) by placing them on separate layers. You can choose to
display only layers or only pages.
Each new file has one master page, which contains and controls three default layers: the
Grid, Guides, and Desktop layers. The Grid, Guides, and Desktop layers contain the
grid, guidelines, and objects outside the borders of the drawing page. The Desktop layer
lets you create drawings that you can use later. You can specify settings for the grid and
guidelines on the master page. You can also specify settings (such as color) for each layer
on the master page and display selected objects.
You can add one or more master layers to a master page. This layer contains information
that you want to display on every page of a multipage document. For example, you can
use a master layer to place a header, footer, or static background on every page.

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To create a layer
To

Do the following

Create a layer

Click Tools ` Object manager. Click the


flyout button , and click New layer.

Create a master layer

Click Tools ` Object manager. Click the


flyout button, and click New master layer.

To use a layer in the drawing, you must first make the layer active. In the
Object manager docker, the active layer is highlighted in red. When you start
a drawing, the default layer (Layer 1) is the active layer.
When you create a master layer, it moves to the master page.
You can make any layer a master layer by right-clicking the layer name, and
clicking Master.

To delete a layer
1 Click Tools ` Object manager.
2 Click the name of a layer.
3 Click the flyout button

, and click Delete layer.

When you delete a layer, you also delete all the objects on it. To keep an object
on the layer youre deleting, move it to a different layer first.
You can delete any unlocked layer except the three default layers of the master
and Desktop).

page (Grid, Guides,

Changing layer properties and stacking order


For each new layer, the display, editing, and printing and exporting properties are
enabled by default, and the master layer property is disabled by default. You can change
these properties at any time. For information about master layers, see Creating layers
on page 175.

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Displays or hides the layer


Enables or disables
printing and exporting
for a layer

Makes a layer editable


or locks it to prevent
changes

The icons to the left of a layers name let you change the layers properties.

Display properties
Display properties control whether a layer is visible in the drawing window. You can
display or hide layers. Hiding a layer lets you identify and edit the objects on other
layers. It also reduces the time required for your drawing to refresh when you edit it.
Printing and exporting properties
Printing and exporting properties control whether if a layer is displayed in the printed
or exported drawing. Note that hidden layers are displayed in the final output if the
printing and exporting properties are enabled.
Editing properties
You can make a layer active and allow editing of all layers or of the active layer only. You
can also lock a layer to prevent accidental changes to its objects. When you lock a layer,
you cannot select or edit its objects.
Layer names and stacking order
You can rename layers to indicate their contents, their position in the stacking order, or
their relationship with other layers.
You can also change a layers place in the stacking order.

To display or hide a layer


1 Click Tools ` Object manager.
2 Click the Show or hide icon beside the layer name.
The layer is hidden when the Show or hide icon is grayed.
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Objects on a hidden layer are displayed in the printed or exported drawing


unless the layers printing and exporting properties are disabled. For more
information, see To enable or disable printing and exporting of a layer on
page 178.

To enable or disable printing and exporting of a layer


1 Click Tools ` Object manager.
2 Click the Enable or disable printing and exporting icon
name.

beside the layer

Disabling the printing and exporting of a layer prevents its contents from
appearing in the printed or exported drawing, or in full-screen previews.

To set a layers editing properties


Click Tools ` Object manager.
To

Do the following

Make a layer active

Click the name of a layer.

Lock or unlock a layer

Click the Lock or unlock icon


layer name.

Allow editing of all layers

Click the flyout button


across layers.

, and click Edit

Allow editing of the active layer only

Click the flyout button


across layers.

, and disable Edit

beside the

If you disable the Edit across layers button , you can work only on the
active layer and the Desktop layer. You cannot select or edit objects on inactive
layers.
You cannot lock or unlock the Grid layer.

To rename a layer
1 Click Tools ` Object manager.
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2 Right-click the layer name, and click Rename.

To change the position of a layer in the stacking order


1 Click Tools ` Object manager.
2 In the Layers list, drag a layer name tag to a new position.

Moving and copying objects between layers


You can move or copy selected objects to new layers, including layers on the master
page.
Moving or copying an object to a layer below its current layer causes the object to
become the top object on its new layer. Similarly, moving or copying an object to a layer
above its current layer causes the object to become the bottom object on its new layer.

To move or copy an object to another layer


1 Click an object in the Object manager.
2 Click the flyout button
Move to layer
Copy to layer

, and click one of the following:

3 Click the destination layer.


When you move objects to or from a layer, the layer must be unlocked.
You can move and copy an object to another layer by dragging the object to a
new layer in the Object manager docker.
You can also move an object to another layer by using an Order command. For
more information, see To change the order of an object on page 97.

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Need more information?


For more information about working with layers, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with layers.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Adding and formatting text


The CorelDRAW application lets you use text to create documents or annotate
drawings.
In this section, youll learn about
adding and selecting text
changing the appearance of text
finding, editing, and converting text
aligning and spacing text
shifting and rotating text
moving text
fitting text to a path
formatting paragraph text
hyphenating text
combining and linking paragraph text frames
wrapping paragraph text around objects and text
inserting formatting codes

Adding and selecting text


There are two types of text you can add to drawings artistic text and paragraph text.
Artistic text can be used to add short lines of text to which you can apply a wide range
of effects, such as drop shadows. Paragraph text can be used for larger bodies of text that
have greater formatting requirements. You can add both paragraph and artistic text
directly in the drawing window.
You can add artistic text along an open or closed path. You can also fit existing artistic
and paragraph text to a path. For more information, see Fitting text to a path on
page 195.

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When adding paragraph text, you must first create a text frame. By default, paragraph
text frames remain the same size regardless of how much text they contain. Any text
that continues past the bottom-right border of the text frame is hidden until you either
enlarge the text frame or link it to another text frame. You can fit text to a frame, which
automatically adjusts the point size of text so that the text fits perfectly in the frame.
For information about fitting text to a frame, see To fit text to a paragraph text frame
on page 198. You can also have paragraph text frames automatically expand and shrink
as you type, so that the text fits perfectly in the frame.
You can insert a paragraph text frame inside a graphic object. This lets you use objects
as containers for text so that you can use different shapes for text frames. You can also
separate text from an object. When you do, the text retains its shape, and you can move
or modify the text and the object independently.

Paragraph text placed inside an object. The object is made invisible by


removing its outline.

When you import or paste text, you have the option of maintaining formatting,
maintaining fonts and formatting, or discarding fonts and formatting. Maintaining
fonts ensures that imported and pasted text retains its original font type. Maintaining
formatting ensures that formatting information, such as bullets, columns, and bold or
italic formatting, is preserved. You can also preserve the text color or choose to import
black text as CMYK black. If you choose to discard fonts and formatting, the imported
or pasted text takes on the properties of the selected text object, or if none is selected,
the default font and formatting properties. For more information about importing files,
see Importing files on page 239. For more information about pasting, see To paste
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You can also assign hyperlinks to text. For more information, see To assign a hyperlink
to text in the Help.
To modify text, you must first select it. You can select entire text objects or specific
characters.

To add artistic text


Click anywhere in the drawing window using the Text tool

, and type.

To add paragraph text


To

Do the following

Add paragraph text

Click the Text tool . Drag in the drawing


window to size the paragraph text frame,
and type.

Add paragraph text inside an object

Click the Text tool. Move the pointer over


the objects outline, and click the object
when the pointer changes to an Insert in
object pointer. Type inside the frame.

Separate a paragraph text frame from an


object

Select the object using the Pick tool , and


click Arrange ` Break paragraph text
inside a path apart.

Have paragraph text frames automatically


adjust to fit text

Click Tools ` Options. In the list of


categories, double-click Text, and click
Paragraph. Enable the Expand and shrink
paragraph text frames to fit text check
box.

Enabling the Expand and shrink paragraph text frames to fit text check
box on the Paragraph page of the Options dialog box affects only new text
frames. Existing paragraph text frames remain fixed in size.
You can adjust the size of a paragraph text frame by clicking the text frame
using the Pick tool, and dragging any selection handle.

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To set options for importing and pasting text


1 Import or paste the text.
2 In the Importing/pasting text dialog box, enable one of the following options:
Maintain fonts and formatting
Maintain formatting only
Discard fonts and formatting
If you want to apply CMYK black to the imported black text, enable the Force
CMYK black check box. This check box is available when you choose an option
that maintains text formatting.
Clicking Cancel cancels the import or paste operation.
If you choose to maintain fonts, and a required font is not installed on your
computer, the PANOSE font matching system substitutes the font for you.
You can re-enable the Importing/pasting text dialog box by clicking Tools `
Options, clicking Warnings in the Workspace list of categories, and enabling
the Pasting and importing text check box.

To select text
To

Do the following

Select an entire text object

Click the text object while using the Pick


tool .

Select specific characters

Drag across the text while using the Text


tool .

You can select multiple text objects by holding down Shift and clicking each
text object while using the Pick tool.

Changing the appearance of text


You can change the default text style, so that all new artistic or paragraph text you
create has the same properties. You can enhance artistic text and paragraph text by
modifying their character properties. For example, you can change the font type and size
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or make the text bold or italic. You can also change the position of text to subscript or
superscript, which is useful if a drawing contains scientific notation. You can add
underlines, strikethrough lines, and overlines to text. You can change the thickness of
these lines, as well as the distance between the lines and the text. You can also change
the color of text. For information about previewing fonts, see Previewing and
identifying fonts in the Help.
You can change the case of text to lowercase or uppercase without deleting or replacing
letters. You can increase or decrease font size by a specified increment amount. By
default, the unit of measure is points. You can change this setting for the active drawing
and all subsequent drawings you create. When you change the unit of measure, all font
settings are displayed in the new unit of measure.
Greeking text lets you increase the redraw speed by representing text under a certain
size with lines. This is useful when showing prototypes of documents or drawings. You
can make text readable again by reducing the greeking value or by zooming in on the
text.

To change the default text style


1 Click a blank space in the drawing window using the Pick tool

2 In the Character formatting docker, specify the properties you want.


If the Character formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Character
formatting.
Following each property change you make, by default you must specify whether
the changes are applied to artistic text, paragraph text, or both.
To have changes to the default text style apply to future documents, click
Tools ` Save settings as default.
You can make the style of an existing text frame or object the default style by
clicking Tools ` Graphic and text styles, and dragging the text frame or
object over either the Default artistic text or the Default paragraph text
icon on the Graphic and text docker.

To change character properties


1 Select the text.
2 In the Character formatting docker, specify the character attributes you want.

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If the Character formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Character


formatting.
You can also make selected text bold, italic, or underlined by clicking the Bold
button , Italic button , or Underline button on the property bar.

To change the color of text


1 Select the text using the Text tool

2 Click a color on the color palette.


You can change the color of an entire text object by selecting it with the Pick
tool
and dragging a color swatch from the color palette to the text object.

To resize text
To

Do the following

Increase the size of text

Select the text using the Text tool , hold


down Ctrl, and press 8 on the number pad.

Decrease the size of text

Select the text using the Text tool, hold


down Ctrl, and press 2 on the number pad.

Specify the amount by which to resize text

Click Tools ` Options. In the list of


categories, click Text, and type a value in the
Keyboard text increment box.

Change the default unit of measure

Click Tools ` Options. In the Workspace


list of categories, click Text, and choose a
unit from the Default text units list box.

You must be in Num lock mode to increase or decrease the size of text.

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Finding, editing, and converting text


You can find text in a drawing and replace it automatically. You can also find special
characters, such as an em dash or optional hyphen. You can edit text directly in the
drawing window or in a dialog box.
CorelDRAW lets you convert artistic text to paragraph text if you require more
formatting options, and paragraph text to artistic text if youd like to apply special
effects.
You can also convert both paragraph and artistic text to curves. This transforms
characters into single line and curve objects, letting you add, delete, or move the nodes
of individual characters to alter their shape. For more information, see Using curve
objects on page 107. When you convert text to curves, the appearance of the text is
preserved, including font, style, character position and rotation, spacing, and any other
text settings and effects. Any linked text objects are also converted to curves. If you
convert paragraph text in a fixed-sized frame to curves, any text that overflows the
frame is deleted. For information about fitting text to a frame, see Formatting
paragraph text on page 197.

To find text
1 Click Edit ` Find and replace ` Find text.
2 Type the text you want to find in the Find box.
If you want to find the exact case of the text you specified, enable the Match case
check box.
3 Click Find next.
You can also find special characters by clicking the arrow to the right of the
Find box, choosing a special character, and clicking Find next.

To find and replace text


1 Click Edit ` Find and replace ` Replace text.
2 Type the text you want to find in the Find box.
If you want to find the exact case of the text you specified, enable the Match case
check box.
3 Type the replacement text in the Replace with box.

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4 Click one of the following buttons:


Find next finds the next occurrence of the text specified in the Find what
box
Replace replaces the selected occurrence of the text specified in the Find
what box. If no occurrence is selected, Replace finds the next occurrence.
Replace all replaces every occurrence of the text specified in the Find what
box

To edit text
1 Select the text.
2 Click Text ` Edit text.
3 Make changes to the text in the Edit text dialog box.
You can also
Edit text in the drawing window

Select the text using the Text tool


edit it.

, and

You cannot edit text that has been converted to curves.

To convert text
To

Do the following

Convert paragraph text to artistic text

Select the text using the Pick tool , and


click Text ` Convert to artistic text.

Convert artistic text to paragraph text

Select the text using the Pick tool, and click


Text ` Convert to paragraph text.

Convert artistic or paragraph text to curves

Select the text using the Pick tool, and click


Arrange ` Convert to curves.

You cannot convert paragraph text to artistic text when the paragraph text is
linked to another frame, has special effects applied to it, or overflows its frame.

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You can also convert text to curves by right-clicking the text using the Pick
tool and clicking Convert to curves.

Aligning and spacing text


You can align both paragraph and artistic text horizontally. Aligning paragraph text
lines up text relative to the paragraph text frame. You can horizontally align all
paragraphs or only selected paragraphs in a paragraph text frame. You can vertically
align all paragraphs in a paragraph text frame. You can also align text to another object.

You can align a text object to other objects by using the first line baseline, the
last line baseline, or the edge of the text bounding box.

Artistic text can be aligned horizontally, but not vertically. When you align artistic text,
the entire text object aligns in relation to the bounding box. If characters have not been
shifted horizontally, applying no alignment produces the same result as applying left
alignment.

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Artistic text is aligned within the bounding box, which is indicated by eight
selection handles (black squares). The text at the top is left-aligned; the text
at the bottom is right-aligned.

You can change character and word spacing in selected paragraphs, or in an entire
paragraph text frame or artistic text object. Changing character spacing between
selected or specific text is also referred to as tracking; changing character spacing in an
entire block of text is also called kerning. You can change the line spacing of text, which
is also referred to as leading. Changing the leading for artistic text applies the spacing
to lines of text separated by a carriage return. For paragraph text, leading applies only
to lines of text within the same paragraph. You can also change the spacing before and
after paragraphs in paragraph text, and you can kern selected characters. Kerning
balances the optical space between letters.

To align text horizontally


1 Select the text object using the Pick tool

2 In the Alignment area of the Paragraph formatting docker, choose an alignment


option from the Horizontal list box.
If the Paragraph formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Paragraph
formatting.
You can also align text horizontally by clicking the Horizontal alignment
button on the property bar and choosing an alignment style from the list
box. The property bar displays the alignment icon corresponding with the
current alignment style.
To align selected paragraphs in a paragraph text frame, select them using the
Text tool .
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To align paragraph text vertically in a text frame


1 Select the paragraph text.
2 In the Alignment area of the Paragraph formatting docker, choose an alignment
option from the Vertical list box.
If the Paragraph formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Paragraph
formatting.

To align text to an object


1 Hold down Shift, select the text, and then select the object.
2 Click Arrange ` Align and distribute ` Align and distribute.
3 Choose one of the following from the For text source objects use list box:
First line baseline aligns the text with the baseline of the first line of text
Last line baseline aligns the text with the baseline of the last line of text
Bounding box aligns the text with its bounding box
4 Enable one of the following horizontal alignment check boxes:
Left
Right
Center
5 Enable one of the following vertical alignment check boxes:
Top
Bottom
Center
6 Click Apply.
The object used to align the left, right, top, or bottom edges is determined by
the order of creation or order of selection. If you marquee select the objects
before you align them, the last object created will be used. If you select the
objects one at a time the last object selected will be the reference point for
aligning the others. If youve applied a linear transformation, such as rotation,
to the text and are aligning with a baseline, the objects align with the baseline
point of the starting edge of the text object.
If you are aligning text objects to each other and have elected to align with the
first line baseline or last line baseline, the vertical and horizontal alignment
check boxes are grayed. The baseline points of the text objects are aligned to
each other.
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You can also align objects by selecting them and clicking the Align and
distribute button on the property bar.

To change the spacing of text


1 Select the text.
2 In the Spacing area of the Paragraph formatting docker, type values in any of the
boxes.
If the Paragraph formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Paragraph
formatting.
Character and word spacing can only be applied to entire paragraphs, or to an
entire paragraph text frame or artistic text object.
Values represent a percentage of the space character. The Character values
range from -100 to 2000 percent. All other values range from 0 to 2000
percent.
You can also change the spacing between words and characters proportionately
by selecting the text object using the Shape tool and dragging the
Interactive horizontal spacing arrow in the bottom-right corner of the text
object. Drag the Interactive vertical spacing arrow in the bottom-left corner
of the text object to change the line spacing proportionately.

To kern text
1 Select the characters using the Text tool .
If youre applying kerning to two characters, you can position the Text tool cursor
between them.
2 In the Character formatting docker, type a value in the Range kerning box.
If the Character formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Character
formatting.

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Shifting and rotating text


Shifting artistic and paragraph text vertically and horizontally can create an interesting
effect. You can also rotate characters. Straightening text pulls the text into its original
position. You can return vertically shifted characters to the baseline without affecting
their rotation angle. You can also mirror artistic and paragraph text.

Rotated characters

To shift or rotate a character


1 Select the character or characters using the Text tool

2 In the Character shift area of the Character formatting docker, type a value in
one of the following boxes:
Angle A positive number rotates characters counterclockwise, and a negative
number rotates characters clockwise.
Horizontal shift A positive number moves characters to the right, and a
negative number moves characters to the left.
Vertical shift A positive number moves characters up, and a negative number
moves characters down.
If the Character formatting docker isnt open, click Text ` Character
formatting.
You can also shift or rotate characters whose nodes you select using the Shape
tool by typing values in the Horizontal shift box , Vertical shift box ,
or Angle of rotation box on the property bar.

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To straighten a shifted or rotated character


1 Select the text.
2 Click Text ` Straighten text.

To return a vertically shifted character to the baseline


1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select the text object, and select the node to the left of the character.
3 Click Text ` Align to baseline.

To mirror text
1 Using the Text tool

, select the artistic text or the paragraph text frame.

2 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons:


Mirror horizontally flips the text characters from left to right
Mirror vertically flips the text characters upside down
You can also mirror text fitted to a path. For more information, see To mirror
text fitted to a path on page 196.

Moving text
CorelDRAW lets you move paragraph text between frames, and artistic text between
artistic text objects. You can also move paragraph text to an artistic text object, and
artistic text to a paragraph text frame.

To move text
1 Select the text using the Text tool

2 Drag the text to another paragraph text frame or artistic text object.
You can also
Move text within the same frame or object

Select the text, and drag it to a new position.

Move or copy selected text to a new text


object

Right-click and drag the text to a new


position, and click Copy here or Move here.

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Fitting text to a path


You can add artistic text along the path of an open object (for example, a line) or a closed
object (for example, a square). You can also fit existing text to a path. Artistic text can
be fitted to an open or closed path. Paragraph text can be fitted to open paths only.
After you fit text to a path, you can adjust the texts position relative to that path. For
example, you can mirror the text horizontally, vertically, or both. Using tick spacing,
you can specify an exact distance between the text and the path.
CorelDRAW treats text fitted to a path as one object; however, you can separate the
text from the object if you no longer want it to be part of the path. When you separate
text from a curved or closed path, the text retains the shape of the object to which it was
fitted. Straightening the text reverts it to its original appearance.

To add text along a path


1 Select a path using the Pick tool

2 Click Text ` Fit text to path.


The text cursor is inserted on the path. If the path is open, the text cursor is
inserted at the beginning of the path. If the path is closed, the text cursor is
inserted at the center of the path.
3 Type along the path.
You cant add text to the path of another text object.
You can also fit text to a path by clicking the Text tool
and pointing to a
path. When the pointer changes to a Fit to path pointer, click where you want
the text to begin, and type.

To fit text to a path


1 Select a text object using the Pick tool

2 Click Text ` Fit text to path.


The pointer changes to the Fit text to path pointer . As you move the pointer
over the path, a preview of where the text will be fitted is displayed.
3 Click a path.

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If the text is fitted to a closed path, the text is centered along the path. If the text is
fitted to an open path, the text flows from the point of insertion.
Artistic text can be fitted to open or closed paths. Paragraph text can be fitted
to open paths only.
You cant fit text to the path of another text object.

To adjust the position of text fitted to a path


1 Using the Pick tool

, select the text fitted to a path.

2 Choose a setting from any of the following list boxes on the property bar:
Text orientation the angle at which the text sits on the path
Distance from path the distance between the text and the path
Horizontal offset the horizontal position of the text along the path
You can also
Use tick spacing to increase the distance
between the path and the text in specified
increments

Select the text. On the property bar, click


Tick snapping, enable the Tick snapping
on option, and type a value in the Tick
spacing box.
When you move the text from the path, it
moves in the increment you specified in the
Tick spacing box. As you move the text, the
distance from the path is displayed below the
original text.

You can also change the horizontal position of fitted text by selecting it with
the Shape tool and dragging the character nodes you want to reposition.
Using the Pick tool, you can move text along or off the path by dragging the
red glyph that appears beside the text. As you drag the glyph along the path, a
preview of the text is displayed. If you drag the glyph off the path, the distance
between the text preview and the path is displayed.

To mirror text fitted to a path


1 Using the Pick tool

, click the text fitted to a path.

2 In Mirror text area of the property bar, click one of the following buttons:
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Mirror horizontally
flips the text characters from left to right
Mirror vertically
flips the text characters upside down
You can apply a 180-degree rotation to text fitted to a path by clicking both
the Mirror horizontally and the Mirror vertically buttons.
You can also mirror artistic text and paragraph text frames. For more
information, see To mirror text on page 194.

To separate text from a path


1 Select the path and the fitted text by using the Pick tool

2 Click Arrange ` Break text apart.

To straighten text
1 Using the Pick tool

, select the fitted text and the path.

2 Click Arrange ` Break text apart.


3 Using the Pick tool, select the text.
4 Click Text ` Straighten text.

Formatting paragraph text


CorelDRAW offers various formatting options for paragraph text. For example, you can
fit text to a paragraph text frame. Fitting text to a frame increases or decreases the point
size of text so that it fits the text frame exactly. You can also use columns to lay out textintensive projects such as newsletters, magazines, and newspapers. You can create
columns of equal or varying widths and gutters.
Applying drop caps to paragraphs enlarges the initial letter and insets it into the body
of text. You can customize a drop cap by changing its settings. For example, you can
change the distance between the drop cap and the body of text, or specify the number
of lines of text you want to appear beside the drop cap. You can remove the drop cap at
any point, without deleting the letter.
You can use bulleted lists to format information. You can have text wrap around bullets,
or you can offset a bullet from text to create a hanging indent. CorelDRAW lets you
customize bullets by changing their size, position, and distance from text. After you add
a bullet, you can remove it without deleting the text.
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You can add tabs to indent paragraph text. You can also remove tabs and change tab
alignment. Setting trailing leader tabs automatically creates dots that precede the tab.
Indenting changes the space between a paragraph text frame and the text that it
contains. You can indent an entire paragraph, the first line of a paragraph, all but the
first line of a paragraph (a hanging indent), or from the right side of the frame. You can
also remove an indent without deleting or retyping text.
Paragraph text frame formatting can be applied to selected frames only, selected frames
and frames they are currently linked to, or to all selected and subsequently linked
frames. For information about setting these options, see To choose paragraph text
frame formatting options in the Help.

To fit text to a paragraph text frame


1 Select a paragraph text frame.
2 Click Text ` Paragraph text frame ` Fit text to frame.
If you fit text to linked paragraph text frames, the application adjusts the size
of text in all of the linked text frames.

To add columns to paragraph text frames


1 Select a paragraph text frame.
2 Click Text ` Columns.
3 Type a value in the Number of columns box.
4 Specify the settings and options you want.
You can change the size of columns and gutters by dragging a side selection
handle in the drawing window with the Text tool .

To add a drop cap


1 Select the paragraph text.
2 Click Text ` Drop cap.
3 Enable the Use drop cap check box.

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You can add a drop cap (left) or a hanging indent drop cap(right).
You can also
Specify the number of lines beside a drop cap

Type a value in the Number of lines


dropped box.

Specify the distance between the drop cap


and the body of text

Type a value in the Space after drop cap


box.

Remove drop caps

Disable the Use drop cap check box.

Offset the drop cap from the body of text

Enable the Use hanging indent style for


drop cap check box.

Preview the drop cap effect

Click Preview.

Hyphenating text
Hyphenation breaks words between lines when the whole word does not fit on one line.
You can have CorelDRAW hyphenate automatically. When you use automatic
hyphenation, CorelDRAW uses a preset hyphenation definition, in combination with
your hyphenation settings. Optional hyphens let you specify where a word will break
when it is at the end of a line. You can also create custom definitions for optional
hyphenation, which allow you to specify where a hyphen is inserted in a specific word
whenever that word is entered in CorelDRAW.

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To hyphenate paragraph text automatically


1 Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.
2 Click Text ` Use hyphenation.
Hyphenation can be used for any of the writing tool languages you have
installed.

To insert an optional hyphen


1 Using the Text tool
hyphen.

, click in a word where you want to place an optional

2 Click Text ` Insert formatting code ` Optional hyphen.


You can insert an optional hyphen by pressing Ctrl + -.

To create a custom definition for optional hyphenation


1 Click Text ` Insert formatting codes ` Custom optional hyphens.
2 Type the word for which you want to create the hyphenation definition in the
Word box.
As you type in the Word box, the same text is entered in the Hyphenated word
box.
3 In the Hyphenated word box, click where you want the optional hyphen inserted,
and press the hyphen key (-).
4 Click Add definition.
The custom hyphenation definition is defined only for the language you choose
in the Language list box. You can choose another language without affecting
your keyboard.
You can create a custom optional hyphen definition by selecting a word in the
document. The word appears in the Word box of the Custom optional
hyphens dialog box. After you insert the optional hyphen in the Hyphenated
word box, you can apply it by clicking Apply to selection.

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You can find and replace optional hyphens. For more information, see To find
text on page 187 and To find and replace text on page 187.

To modify hyphenation settings


1 Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.
2 Click Text ` Hyphenation settings.
3 Enable the Automatically hyphenate paragraph text check box.
4 Perform a task from the following table.

Combining and linking paragraph text frames


You can combine paragraph text frames. You can also break paragraph text frames apart
into subcomponents columns, paragraphs, bullets, lines, words, and characters.
Every time you break apart a text frame, the subcomponents are placed into separate
paragraph text frames.
Linking paragraph text frames directs the flow of text from one text frame to another if
the amount of text exceeds the size of the first text frame. If you shrink or enlarge a
linked paragraph text frame, or change the size of the text, the amount of text in the
next text frame is automatically adjusted. You can link paragraph text frames before or
after you type text.
You cannot link artistic text. However, you can link a paragraph text frame to an open
or closed object. When you link a paragraph text frame to an open object (for example,
a line), the text flows along the path of the line. Linking a text frame to a closed object
(for example, a rectangle) inserts a paragraph text frame and directs the flow of text
inside the object. If text exceeds the open or closed path, you can link the text to another
text frame or object. You can also link to paragraph text frames and objects across pages.
After linking paragraph text frames, you can redirect the flow from one object or text
frame to another. When you select the text frame or object, a blue arrow indicates the
direction of the text flow. You can hide or display these arrows.

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You can make text flow between frames and objects by linking the text.

You can remove links between multiple paragraph text frames, and between paragraph
text frames and objects. When you have only two linked paragraph text frames and you
remove the link, the text flows into the remaining paragraph text frame. Removing a
link between paragraph text frames with a series of links redirects the flow of text into
the next paragraph text frame or object.
By default, CorelDRAW applies paragraph formatting such as columns, drop caps, and
bullets to only the selected paragraph text frames; however, you can change your
settings so that formatting is applied to all linked frames, or all selected and
subsequently linked frames. For example, if you apply columns to the text in one text
frame, you can choose whether you want all of the linked frames to also be formatted
in columns. For information about paragraph formatting, see Formatting paragraph
text on page 197.

To combine or break apart paragraph text frames


1 Select a text frame.
If you are combining text frames, hold down Shift, and select subsequent text
frames using the Pick tool .
2 Click Arrange, and click one of the following:
Combine
Break apart

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Text frames with envelopes, text fitted to a path, and linked frames cannot be
combined.
If you select a text frame with columns first, the combined text frame will have
columns.

To link paragraph text frames and objects


1 Select the starting text frame using the Text tool

2 Click the Text flow tab at the bottom of the text frame or object.
If the frame cannot hold all the text, the tab contains an arrow .
3 When the pointer changes to a Link to pointer , click the frame or object into
which you want to continue the text flow.
If the frame or object is on a different page, first click the corresponding Page tab
on the Document Navigator.
If a text frame is linked, the Text flow tab changes , and a blue arrow
indicates the direction of text flow. If the linked text is on another page, the
page number and a dashed blue line are displayed.
To link paragraph text frames successfully, the text frames cannot be
automatically sized. For information, see Adding and selecting text on
page 181.

To change text flow to a different text frame or object


1 Using the Pick tool , click the Text flow tab at the bottom of the text frame
or object from which you want to change the link.
2 Select the new text frame or object into which you want the text flow to continue.

Wrapping paragraph text around objects and text


You can change the shape of text by wrapping paragraph text around an object, artistic
text, or a paragraph text frame. You can wrap text by using contour or square wrapping
styles. The contour wrapping styles follow the curve of the object. The square wrapping
styles follow the bounding box of the object. You can also adjust the amount of space

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between paragraph text and the object or text, as well as remove any wrapping style
you apply.

Wrapping text around an object by using the contour wrapping style (left) and
the square wrapping style (right)

To wrap paragraph text around an object or text


1 Select the object or text around which you want to wrap text.
2 Click Window ` Dockers.
3 Choose a wrapping style from the Wrap paragraph list box.
If you want to change the amount of space between wrapped text and the object or
text, change the value in the Text wrap offset box.
4 Click the Text tool
text.

, and drag to create a paragraph text frame over the object or

5 Type text in the paragraph text frame.


You can wrap existing paragraph text around a selected object by applying a
wrapping style to the object and dragging the paragraph text frame over the
object.

To remove a wrapping style


1 Select the wrapped text or the object it wraps.
2 Click Window ` Dockers.
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4 Choose None from the Wrap paragraph list box.

Inserting formatting codes


You can insert formatting codes such as em dashes and nonbreaking spaces. The
following formatting characters are available:
em dash

en space

optional hyphen

en dash

1/4 em space

nonbreaking space

em space

nonbreaking hyphen column/frame break

You can find and replace formatting codes.

To insert a formatting code


1 Using the Text tool
character or space.

, click to place your cursor where you want to insert a

2 Click Text ` Insert formatting code, and choose a formatting code from the
menu.
The Insert formatting code menu is unavailable when the Text tool is not
active.
All shortcut keys for formatting codes are customizable. Formatting codes can
be found in the Text commands category.
You can insert other characters not listed in the Insert formatting code menu
by clicking Text ` Insert symbol character and clicking the character you
want to insert in the Insert character docker.

Need more information?


For more information about working with text, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Adding and formatting text.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.
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Working with bitmaps


You can convert a vector graphic to a bitmap. Also, you can import and crop bitmaps
in the CorelDRAW application.
You can also add color masks, watermarks, special effects, and change the color and tone
of the images.
In this section, youll learn about
converting vector graphics to bitmaps
adding bitmaps
cropping and editing bitmaps
applying special effects to bitmaps
adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab
editing bitmaps in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Converting vector graphics to bitmaps


When you convert a vector graphic to a bitmap, you can apply special effects in the
CorelDRAW application that are unavailable to vector graphic or objects. As you
convert the vector graphic, you can select the color mode of the bitmap. A color mode
determines the number and kind of colors that make up the bitmap, so that file size is
also affected.
As you convert a vector graphic to a bitmap, you can specify settings such as dithering,
anti-aliasing, overprinting black, background transparency, and color profile.

To convert a vector graphic to a bitmap


1 Select an object.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Convert to bitmap.
3 Choose a resolution from the Resolution list box.
4 Choose a color mode from the Color mode list box.
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5 Enable any of the following check boxes:


Dithered simulates a greater number of colors than those available. This
option is available for images that use 256 or fewer colors.
Always overprint black avoids gaps between black objects and underlying
objects when printing by overprinting black whenever it is the top color
Apply ICC profile applies the International Color Consortium profiles to
standardize colors across devices and color spaces
Anti-aliasing smooths the edges of the bitmap
Transparent background makes the background of the bitmap transparent
You can change the black threshold for the Always overprint black option.
If you export a vector file to a bitmap format, such as GIF, you are prompted
to set the Convert to bitmap options described in the procedure above before
you export the file.
Making the background of a bitmap transparent lets you see images or a
background otherwise obscured by the bitmap background.

Adding bitmaps
You can import a bitmap into a drawing either directly or by linking it to an external
file. When you link to an external file, edits to the original file are automatically
updated in the imported file.

To import a bitmap
1 Click File ` Import.
2 Choose the folder where the bitmap is stored.
3 Select the file.
If you want to link the image to the drawing, enable the Link bitmap externally
check box.
4 Click Import.
5 Click where you want to place the bitmap.
If you want to center the image on the drawing page, press Enter.

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Ensure that All file formats is chosen from the Files of type list box when you
import an image.
The status bar provides information about the bitmap, including color mode,
size, and resolution after it has been placed on the page.
You can import a bitmap in its original size by pressing Spacebar when you
click the Import button.
Linking to a bitmap results in a smaller file size than importing the bitmap
directly.

Cropping and editing bitmaps


After you add a bitmap to a drawing, you can crop, resample, and resize the bitmap.
Cropping removes unwanted areas of a bitmap. To crop a bitmap into a rectangular
shape, you can use the Crop tool. For more information, see To crop objects on
page 122. To crop a bitmap into an irregular shape, you can use the Shape tool and the
Crop bitmap command.
When you resample a bitmap, you can change the image size, the resolution, or both
by adding or removing pixels. For example, if you make an image larger without
resampling, you can lose details because the images pixels are spread over a greater
area. By resampling, you can add pixels to preserve more detail from the original image.
Resizing an image maintains the same number of pixels in a smaller or larger area. For
example, you can lose details when you make an image larger without resampling
because the images pixels are spread over a greater area. Upsampling adds pixels to
maintain some of the originals details.

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With resampling, you can either increase the resolution of an image by adding
pixels (upsampling) or decrease the resolution by subtracting pixels
(downsampling).

To crop a bitmap
1 Open the Shape edit flyout

, and click the Shape tool

2 Select a bitmap.
3 Drag the bitmaps corner nodes to the shape you want.
If you want to add a node, double-click the node boundary by using the Shape tool
where you want the node to appear.
4 Click Bitmaps ` Crop bitmap.
You cannot crop a bitmap comprised of more than one object.
You can also quickly crop a bitmap into a rectangular shape by using the Crop
tool . For information about the Crop tool, see To crop objects on
page 122.
You can also crop a selected bitmap after you drag the bitmaps corner nodes
by clicking the Crop bitmap button on the property bar.

To resample a bitmap
1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Resample.
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3 In the Resolution area, type values in any of the following boxes:


Horizontal
Vertical
If you want to maintain the proportions of the bitmap, enable the Maintain aspect
ratio check box.
If you want to maintain the file size, enable the Maintain original size check box.
You can also resample a selected bitmap by clicking the Resample button
on the property bar.
Enable the Anti-alias check box to minimize the jagged appearance of curves.

To resize a bitmap
1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Resample.
3 Choose a unit of measure from the list box beside the Width and Height boxes.
4 Type values in any of the following boxes:
Width
Height
If you want to minimize the jagged appearance of curves, enable the Anti-alias
check box.
You can maintain the proportions of the bitmap by enabling the Maintain
aspect ratio check box and typing a value in either the Width or Height box.
You can also resample the bitmap as a percentage of its original size by typing
values in the % boxes.

Applying special effects to bitmaps


You can apply a wide range of special effects to bitmaps, such as three-dimensional (3D)
and artistic effects.

To apply a special effect


1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps, choose a special effect type, and click an effect.
3 Adjust any special effect settings.
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Adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab


The Image Adjustment Lab lets you correct the color and tone of most photos quickly
and easily. You can access the Image Adjustment Lab by clicking Bitmaps ` Image
Adjustment Lab. For detailed information about the Image Adjustment Lab, see
Adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab on page 287.

Editing bitmaps in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


You can access Corel PHOTO-PAINT, a complete image-editing program, from within
CorelDRAW. After you finish editing a bitmap, you can quickly resume your work in
CorelDRAW. For more information about editing images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT,
from the Corel PHOTO-PAINT menu bar, click Help ` Help topics.

To edit a bitmap in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


1 Using the Pick tool

, select the bitmap that you want to edit.

2 On the property bar, click Edit bitmap.


Corel PHOTO-PAINT opens, with the selected bitmap in the image window.
3 Edit the bitmap.
4 In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, click the Save button , and click the Close button in
the top right corner of the application window.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT closes and the edited bitmap appears on the drawing page
in CorelDRAW.

Need more information?


For more information about working with bitmaps, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with bitmaps.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Tracing bitmaps and editing traced


results
CorelDRAW lets you trace bitmaps to convert them to fully editable and scalable
vector graphics. You can trace scanned sketches, artwork, digital photos, and logos and
easily integrate them into your designs.
For information about the difference between vector graphics and bitmaps, see About
vector graphics and bitmaps on page 33.
In this section, youll learn about
tracing bitmaps
previewing traced results
controlling the colors of traced results
This section also includes useful tips for tracing bitmaps. For more information, see
Tips for tracing bitmaps on page 220.

Tracing bitmaps
You can trace a bitmap quickly, in one step. You can also trace a bitmap in
PowerTRACE, which lets you preview and adjust the traced results. The following
topics describe the adjustments you can make in PowerTRACE. For information about
previewing traced results, see Previewing traced results on page 217.
Choosing a preset style
A preset style is a collection of settings that are appropriate for the specific type of
bitmap you want to trace (for example, line art or a high-quality photo image).
Whether you want to trace a scanned sketch, photo, or a detailed illustration, you can
choose from several preset styles to achieve optimum trace results.

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Line art

Logo

Detailed logo

Clipart

Low-quality image
High-quality image
Preset styles are available for each of these image types.

Smoothing and adjusting detail


You can smooth curved lines and adjust the amount of detail in the traced result.
Smoothing affects the number of nodes in the traced result; detail affects the number of
objects and colors.
PowerTRACE provides information about the number of nodes, objects, and colors in a
traced result. This information is updated with each adjustment of the settings. For
information about changing colors in the traced result, see Controlling the colors of
traced results on page 218.

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Tracing with a low detail value (left); tracing with a high detail value
(right).

Removing and preserving the background


With most preset styles, the background of the bitmap is automatically detected and
removed. However, you can choose to preserve the background in the traced result. You
can also specify the background color to be removed. If the background color around
the edges is removed but some background color is still showing through inside areas
of the image, you can have the background color removed from the entire image.
Completing a trace
By default, the source bitmap is preserved after a trace, and objects in the traced result
are automatically grouped. You can also have the source bitmap automatically deleted
once the trace is complete.
Undoing and redoing actions
You can adjust the settings in PowerTRACE and retrace a bitmap as many times as
necessary until you are satisfied with the result. If you make a mistake, you can undo or
redo an action, or revert to the first traced result.

To trace a bitmap in one step


1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Trace bitmap ` Quick Trace.

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You can also trace a bitmap in one step by clicking the Trace bitmap flyout
button on the property bar, and clicking Quick Trace.

To trace a bitmap in PowerTRACE


1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Trace bitmap, and click one of the following:
Line art to trace black-and-white sketches and illustrations
Logo to trace simple logos with little detail and few colors
Detailed logo to trace logos containing fine detail and many colors
Clipart to trace ready-to-use graphics containing a varying amount of detail
and number of colors
Low quality image to trace photos that lack fine detail or in which the fine
detail is not important
High quality image to trace high-quality detailed photos in which detail is
important
3 Move either of the following sliders:
Smoothing lets you smooth curved lines and control the number of nodes in
the traced result. Higher values result in fewer nodes and produce curves that
follow lines in the source bitmap less closely. Lower values result in more nodes
and produce more accurate trace results.
Detail lets you control how much of the original detail is preserved in the
traced result. Higher values maintain more detail and result in a greater number
of objects and colors; lower values discard some detail and result in fewer objects.
You can also
Change the preset style

Choose a preset style from the Type of


image list box.

Keep the source bitmap after a trace

In the Options area, disable the Delete


original image check box.

Discard or preserve the background in the


traced result

Enable or disable the Remove background


check box.

Specify the background color you want to


remove

Enable the Specify color option, click the


Eyedropper tool , and click a color in the
preview window.

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You can also


Remove a background color from the entire
image

Enable the Remove color from entire


image check box.

Undo or redo an action

Click the Undo

Revert to the first traced result

Click Reset.

or Redo

button.

You can also access PowerTRACE from the Trace bitmap flyout button on the
property bar.

Previewing traced results


By default, PowerTRACE displays both the source bitmap and the traced result. You
can also preview a traced result in a single-pane preview window, or you can display a
wireframe (outline) view of the traced graphic on top of the source bitmap.
You can zoom in and out to get a better view of the graphic, and you can pan to view
areas that fall outside the preview window.

To preview traced results


In PowerTRACE, choose one of the following options from the Preview list box:
Before and after displays both the source bitmap and the traced result
Large preview displays a preview of the traced result in PowerTRACE
Wireframe overlay displays a wireframe (outline) preview of the traced result
on top of the original bitmap. To make the original bitmap more or less visible
underneath the wireframe, move the Transparency slider.
You can also
Zoom in or out

Click the Zoom in or Zoom out


and click in the preview window.

Fit an image in the preview window

Click the Zoom to fit

Pan a graphic

Click the Pan tool

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button.

, and drag the graphic.

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Controlling the colors of traced results


When the source bitmap is traced, the application generates a color palette for the
traced result. The color palette uses the color mode of the source bitmap (for example,
RGB or CMYK). The number of colors in the color palette is determined by the number
of colors in the source bitmap and the selected preset style. You can change the color
mode of the traced result, and you can reduce the number of colors in the traced result.
In addition, you can modify the color palette of the traced result by editing and merging
colors. When editing a color, you can choose a color from a color model different from
that of other colors on the palette. For example, if you are editing a color in an RGB
traced result, you can change the color to a spot color, creating a mixed color palette.
This feature is useful when preparing the traced result for commercial printing.
When two or more colors are merged, their color values are averaged to produce a new
color. The merged colors are replaced by the new color.
If you want the traced result to contain only colors from a specific color palette, you can
open that color palette in PowerTRACE. The colors of the traced result are replaced by
their closest match in the color palette.
After you edit the color palette of the traced graphic, you can save it to create a custom
color palette for later use.

A traced graphic containing 152 colors (left). A traced graphic containing 5


colors (right).

To control the colors of a traced result


1 Select a bitmap.
2 Click Bitmaps ` Trace bitmap, and click a command other than Quick Trace.
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3 Click the Colors tab, and perform a task from the following table.
To

Do the following

Change the color mode

Choose a color mode from the Color mode


list box.

Reduce the number of colors in a traced


result

Type a value in the Number of colors box,


and click outside the box.

Edit a color

Click the color you want to edit, click Edit,


and modify settings in the Select color
dialog box.

Merge colors

Holding down Ctrl, click the colors that you


want to merge, and click Merge.

Use a custom color palette

Click the Open color palette button ,


find the folder where the palette is stored,
and click a filename.
Color palettes have a .cpl filename
extension.
Each color of the traced graphic is mapped
to a similar color in the custom palette.

Create a custom color palette from the


edited color palette of a traced result

Click the Save color palette button . In


the Save palette as dialog box, type a name
in the File name box.

Merging colors does not affect the number of objects in the traced result.
To increase the number of colors in a traced result, you need to change the
preset style or increase the amount of detail. For information about how to
change the preset style and the amount of detail, see To trace a bitmap in
PowerTRACE on page 216.
You can also change the color mode of the traced result and specify the number
of colors it contains on the Options page of PowerTRACE.

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Tips for tracing bitmaps


If you are not completely satisfied with the traced result, consider the following tips.
Use high-quality source bitmaps. If dithering or JPEG compression was used in the
source bitmap, it may contain additional noise. For best traced results, remove the
noise before tracing the bitmap.
You can adjust the traced results at any time, including during a trace, by changing
the settings in PowerTRACE.
To trace a specific area in a bitmap, you can use the Shape tool
to define the
area before clicking Bitmaps ` Trace bitmap.
If important detail has been removed from the traced results, disable the Remove
background check box on the Options page of PowerTRACE. Also, you can try
enabling the Specify color option on the Options page and sample the color you
want to specify as a background color.
If background color is removed around the edges but remains in inside areas,
enable the Remove from entire image check box.
If too many colors or details are removed, make sure that the Number of colors
box is set to the maximum number of colors.
To preserve detail in bitmaps that have fine details, thin lines, and no anti-aliasing
applied, choose Line art from the Type of image list box on the Options page.

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Printing
CorelDRAW provides extensive options for printing your work.
In this section, you'll learn about
printing your work
laying out print jobs
previewing print jobs

Printing your work


In the CorelDRAW application, you can print one or more copies of the same drawing.
You can specify what to print, as well as which parts of a drawing to print; for example,
you can print selected vector objects, bitmaps, text, or layers. For more information
about printing layers, see To enable or disable printing and exporting of a layer on
page 178.
Before printing a drawing, you can specify printer properties, including paper size and
device options.

To set printer properties


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Click Properties.
4 Set any properties in the dialog box.

To print your work


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Choose a printer from the Name list box.
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4 Type a value in the Number of copies box.


If you want the copies collated, enable the Collate check box.
5 Enable one of the following options:
Current document prints the active drawing
Current page prints the active page
Pages prints the pages that you specify
Documents prints the documents that you specify
Selection prints the objects that you have selected
You must select objects before printing a selection.
The Collate check box is available only for documents with more than one
page.

Laying out print jobs


You can lay out a print job by specifying the size, position, and scale. Tiling a print job
prints portions of each page on separate sheets of paper that you can assemble into one
sheet. You would, for example, tile a print job that is larger than your printer paper.
If the orientation of a print job differs from the orientation specified in the printer
properties, a message prompts you to adjust the paper orientation of the printing
device. You can disable this prompt, so that the printer adjusts paper orientation
automatically.

To specify the size and position of a print job


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Layout tab.
3 Enable one of the following options:
As in document maintains the image size, as it is in the document
Fit to page sizes and positions the print job to fit to a printed page
Reposition images to lets you reposition the print job by choosing a position
from the list box
Enabling the Reposition images to option lets you specify size, position, and
scale in the corresponding boxes.

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To tile a print job


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Layout tab.
3 Enable the Print tiled pages check box.
4 Type values in the following boxes:
Tile overlap lets you specify the number of inches by which to overlap tiles
% of page width lets you specify the percentage of the page width the tiles
will occupy
Enable the Tiling marks check box to include tiling alignment marks.

To change the page orientation prompt


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the list of categories, double-click Global, and click Printing.
3 Choose Page orientation prompt from the Option list.
4 Choose one of the following from the Setting list box:
Off always match orientation
On ask if orientations differ
Off don't change orientation

Previewing print jobs


You can preview your work to show how the position and size of the print job will appear
on paper. For a detailed view, you can zoom in on an area. You can view how the
individual color separations will appear when printed. You can also increase the speed
of a print preview by hiding the graphics.
Before printing your work, you can view a summary of issues for a print job to find
potential printing problems. For example, you can check the current print job for print
errors, possible print problems, and suggestions for resolving issues.

To preview a print job


Click File ` Print preview.

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You can quickly preview a print job in the Print dialog box by clicking File `
Print, and clicking the Mini preview button .

To magnify the preview page


1 Click File ` Print preview.
2 Click View ` Zoom.
3 Enable the Percent option, and type a value in the box.

To preview color separations


1 Click File ` Print preview.
2 On the property bar, click the Enable color separations button

You can preview the composite by clicking View ` Preview separations `


Composite.
You can view individual color separations by clicking the tabs at the bottom of
the application window.

Need more information?


For more information about printing, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Printing.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Commercial printing
With CorelDRAW, you can prepare a print job for commercial printing.
In this section, youll learn about
preparing a print job for a service bureau
printing printers marks
printing color separations
printing to film

Preparing a print job for a service bureau


You can use the Prepare for Service Bureau wizard to guide you through the process of
sending a file to a service bureau. The wizard simplifies processes such as creating
PostScript and PDF files; gathering different pieces required for outputting an image;
and copying the original image, embedded image files, and fonts to a user-defined
location.
You can print a drawing to a file, which lets the service bureau send the file directly to
an output device. If you are unsure about which settings to choose, consult the service
bureau.
You can include a job information sheet with all the pre-press settings that you have
specified.
For more information about commercial printing, see Understanding commercial
printing in the Help.

To use the Prepare for Service Bureau wizard


1 Click File ` Prepare for service bureau.
2 Enable one of the following options:
Gather all files associated with this document
Choose a profile provided by your service bureau
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The PDF file settings for the service bureau and the PDF for prepress settings
are identical. For information about the PDF for prepress style settings, see
Saving documents as PDF files on page 233.
To create a service bureau profile, you need the Service Bureau Profiler utility,
which is installed by default with CorelDRAW.

To print to a file
1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Enable the Print to file check box.
4 Click the flyout arrow, and click one of the following commands:
For Mac saves the drawing to be readable on a Macintosh computer
Single file prints pages to a single file
Pages to separate files prints pages to separate files
Plates to separate files prints plates to separate files
5 Click Print.
6 Choose one of the following from the Save as type list box:
Print file saves the file as a PRN file
PostScript file saves the file as a PS file
7 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
8 Type a filename in the File name box.
If you prefer not to prepare PostScript files, service bureaus equipped with the
application in which you created your work can take the original files (for
example, CorelDRAW files) and apply the required prepress settings.

Printing printers marks


Printing printers marks lets you display information on a page about how a work
should be printed. You can specify the position of the printers marks on the page.
The available printers marks are as follows:
Crop/fold marks represent the size of the paper and print at the corners of the
page. You can print crop/fold marks to use as guides to trim the paper. If you print
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multiple pages per sheet (for example, two rows by two columns), you can choose
to print the crop/fold marks on the outside edge of the page so that all crop/fold
marks are removed after the cropping process, or you can choose to add crop marks
around each row and column. Crop/fold marks ensure that marks appear on each
plate of a separated CMYK file.
Bleed limit determines how far an image can extend beyond the crop marks.
When you use a bleed to extend the print job to the edge of the page, you must set
a bleed limit. A bleed requires that the paper you are printing on is larger than the
size of paper you ultimately want, and the print job must extend beyond the edge
of the final paper size.
Registration marks are required to line up film for proofing or printing plates
on a color press. They print on each sheet of a color separation.
Color calibration bars are color scales that print on each sheet of a color
separation and ensure accurate color reproduction. To see calibration bars, the page
size of the print job must be larger than the page size of the work you are printing.
Densitometer scale is a series of gray boxes ranging from light to dark. These
boxes are required to test the density of halftone images. You can position the
densitometer scale anywhere on the page. You can also customize the levels of gray
that appear in each of the seven squares on the densitometer scale.
Page numbers helps you collate pages of an image that do not include any
page numbers or do not contain page numbers that correspond to the actual
number of pages
File information prints file information, such as, the color profile; halftone
settings; name, date, and time the image was created; plate number; and job name

To print crop and fold marks


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Prepress tab.
3 Enable the Crop/fold marks check box.
If you want to print only the exterior crop/fold marks, enable the Exterior only
check box.
To print crop and fold marks, the paper on which you print must be 0.5 inches
larger on all sides than the page size of the image that you are printing.

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To set crop and fold marks, see Printing printers marks on page 226.

To print composite crop and fold marks


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the list of categories, double-click Global, and click Printing.
3 Choose Composite crop marks from the Option list.
4 Choose Output on all plates from the Setting list box.

To print color calibration bars and densitometer scales


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Prepress tab.
3 In the Calibration bars area, enable any of the following check boxes:
Color calibration bar
Densitometer scales
If you want to customize the levels of gray in one of the densitometer scale squares,
choose a number from the Densities list (lower values represent lighter squares),
and type a new density for that square.

To print page numbers


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Prepress tab.
3 Enable the Print page numbers check box.
If you want to position the page number inside the page, enable the Position
within page check box.

To print file information


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Prepress tab.
3 Enable the Print file information check box.
4 Type a job name in the Job name/slug line box.

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If you want to position the file information inside the page, enable the Position
within page check box.

To position printers marks


1 Click File ` Print preview.
2 Click the Marks placement tool

3 Click the Auto-position marks rectangle button on the property bar.


4 Type values in the Marks alignment rectangle boxes.
You can also change the position of printers marks by clicking on a printers
mark icon in the print preview window and dragging the bounding box.
If you want to affix printers marks to the object's bounding box instead of to
the page bounding box, click the Prepress tab in the Print dialog box, and
enable the Marks to objects check box.

Printing color separations


When you send color work to a service bureau or printing shop, either you or the service
bureau must create color separations. Color separations are necessary because a typical
printing press applies only one color of ink at a time to a sheet of paper. You can specify
the color separations to print, including the order in which they print.
Printing presses produce color using either process color or spot color, or both. You can
convert the spot colors to process colors at printing time. For more information on spot
and process colors, see Choosing colors on page 141.
Corel also supports PANTONE Hexachrome, a type of printing process that
increases the range of printable colors. Talk to the service bureau about whether you
should use PANTONE Hexachrome color.
When setting halftone screens to print color separations, we recommend that you use
default settings; otherwise, screens can be improperly set and result in undesirable
moir patterns and poor color reproduction. However, if you are using an imagesetter,
the screen technology should be set to match the type of imagesetter the service bureau
uses. Before customizing a halftone screen, consult the service bureau to determine the
correct setting.

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If you have overprinted areas, you can choose how you want those areas to print. For
more information about overprinting, see Working with color trapping and
overprinting in the Help.

To print color separations


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Separations tab.
3 Enable the Print separations check box.
If you want to print specific color separations, enable the corresponding check box
in the list of color separations.
Although not recommended, you can print separations in color by enabling the
Print separations in color check box in the Options area.
You can change the order in which color separations print, by enabling the Use
advanced settings check box, clicking Advanced, and choosing an order from
the Order list box.

To convert spot colors to process colors


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Separations tab.
3 Enable the Convert spot colors to process check box.
Changing the spot colors to process colors does not affect the original
CorelDRAW file; it affects the way colors are sent to the printer.

To use PANTONE Hexachrome process color


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Separations tab.
3 Enable the Print separations check box.
4 Enable the Hexachrome plates check box in the Options area.

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To customize a halftone screen


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Separations tab.
3 Enable the Print separations check box.
4 Enable the Use advanced settings check box in the Options area.
5 Click Advanced.
6 Change any of the following settings:
Screening technology
Resolution
Basic screen
Halftone type
You can set the screen frequency, screen angle, and overprint options for spot
colors as well as process colors. For example, if you have a fountain fill made up
of two spot colors, you can set one to print at 45 degrees and the other at 90
degrees.

Printing to film
You can set up a print job to produce negative images. An image-setter produces images
on film that may need to be produced as negatives depending on which printing device
you are using. Consult the service bureau or printing shop to determine whether you
can produce images on film.
You can specify to print with the emulsion down. Printing with the emulsion down
produces a backward image on desktop printers.

To print a negative
1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Prepress tab.
3 Enable the Invert check box.
Do not choose negative film if you are printing to a desktop printer.

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Need more information?


For more information about preparing a print job for commercial printing, click
Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Commercial printing.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

Publishing to PDF
PDF is a file format designed to preserve fonts, images, graphics, and formatting of an
original application file.
In this section, youll learn about
saving documents as PDF files
setting security options for PDF files

Saving documents as PDF files


You can save a document as a PDF file. A PDF file can be viewed, shared, and printed
on any platform provided that users have Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or a PDFcompatible reader installed on their computers. A PDF file can also be uploaded to an
intranet or the Web. You can also export an individual selection or an entire document
to a PDF file.
When you save a document as a PDF file, you can choose from several preset PDF
styles, which apply specific settings. For example, with the PDF for the Web style, the
resolution of the images in the PDF file is optimized for the Web. You can also create a
new PDF style or edit any preset style. PDF file security settings are not saved with PDF
styles. For information about PDF file security options, see Setting security options for
PDF files on page 235.
If you have used symbols in a document, they will be supported in the PDF file. For
more information on symbols, see Working with symbols in the Help.

To save a document as a PDF file


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 From the PDF style list box, choose one of the following:
PDF for document distribution creates a PDF file that can be printed on a
laser or desktop printer and is suitable for general document delivery. This style

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enables JPEG bitmap image compression and can include bookmarks and
hyperlinks.
PDF for editing creates a high-quality PDF file intended to be sent to a
printer or digital copier. This style enables LZW compression, embeds fonts, and
includes hyperlinks, bookmarks, and thumbnails. It displays the PDF file with all
the fonts, with all of the images at full resolution, and with hyperlinks, so that
you can edit the file at a later date.
PDF for prepress enables ZIP bitmap image compression, embeds fonts,
and preserves spot color options best designed for high-end quality printing.
Consult the service bureau for their preferred settings.
PDF for the Web creates a PDF file intended for online viewing, such as a
PDF file to be distributed by e-mail or published on the Web. This style enables
JPEG bitmap image compression, compresses text, and includes hyperlinks.
PDF/X-1a enables ZIP bitmap image compression, converts all objects to
CMYK, and preserves spot color options. This style contains the basic settings for
prepress and is the standard format for ad distribution.
PDF/X-3 This style is a superset of PDF/X-1a. It allows both CMYK and
non-CMYK data (such as Lab or Grayscale) in the PDF file.
3 Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.
4 Type a filename in the File name box.

To save multiple documents as a single PDF file


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 Click Settings.
3 Click the General tab.
4 Enable the Documents option.
5 Enable the check box for each document you want to save.

To create a PDF style


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 Click Settings.
3 In the Publish to PDF settings dialog box, specify any settings.
4 Click the General tab.
5 Click the Add PDF style button
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6 Type a name for the style in the Save PDF style as list box.
If you want to delete a PDF style, select the style and click the Delete PDF
style button beside the PDF style list box.

To edit a PDF style


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 Click Settings.
3 In the Publish to PDF settings dialog box, specify any settings.
4 Click the General tab.
5 Click the Add PDF style button

beside the PDF style list box.

6 Choose a style from the Save PDF style as list box.


If you save changes you make to preset style settings, the original settings will
be overwritten. To avoid this, save any changes to preset style settings with a
new name.

Setting security options for PDF files


You can set security options to protect PDF files that you create. Security options let
you control whether, and to what extent, a PDF file can be accessed, edited, and
reproduced when viewed in Adobe Acrobat.
The security options are controlled by two passwords: the Permission password and the
Open password.
The Permission password is the master password that lets you control whether a file can
be printed, edited, or copied. For example, as the owner of the file, you can protect the
integrity of the files content by choosing permissions settings that prevent editing.
You can also set an Open password that lets you control who can access the file. For
example, if your file contains sensitive information, and you want to limit the users who
can view it, you can set an Open password. It is not recommended that you set an Open
password without setting a Permission password, because users would then have
unrestricted access to the PDF file including the ability to set a new password.

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The security options are applied when you save the PDF file. These settings can be
viewed when a PDF file is opened in Adobe Acrobat.
To open and edit a secured PDF file, you must enter the Permissions password (or the
Open password if no Permission password is set). For information about opening and
importing PDF files, see Portable Document Format (PDF) in the Help.

To set PDF file permissions


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 Click Settings.
3 Click the Security tab.
4 Enable the Permission password check box.
5 Type a password in the Password box.
6 Retype the password in the Confirm Permission password box.
7 In the Printing permissions box, choose one of the following options:
None lets users view the PDF on-screen but prevents them from printing the
PDF file
Low resolution lets users print a low resolution version of the PDF file. This
option is available for PDF files compatible with Adobe Acrobat 5 or higher.
High resolution lets users print a high resolution version of the PDF file
8 In the Editing permissions box, choose one of the following options:
None prevents users from editing the PDF file
Any except extracting pages lets users edit the PDF file but prevents them
from removing pages from the file
If you want to allow copying of content from the PDF file to other documents,
enable the Enable copying of text, images, and other contents check box.
The Permission password is the master password for the document. It can be
used by the file owner to set permissions, or to open the file if an Open
password is set.

To set a user password for a PDF file


1 Click File ` Publish to PDF.
2 Click Settings.
3 Click the Security tab.
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4 Enable the Open password check box.


5 Type a password in the Password box.
6 Retype the password in the Confirm Open password box.
If you set an Open password, it is recommended that you also set a Permission
password.

Need more information?


For more information about working with PDF files, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Publishing to PDF.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Importing and exporting files


Your application provides filters that convert files from one format to another when
you import or export files.
In this section, you will learn about
importing files
exporting files

Importing files
Your application lets you import files created in other applications. For example, you can
import a Portable Document Format (PDF), JPEG, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file. You
can import a file and place it in the active application window as an object. You can also
resize and center a file as you import it. The imported file becomes part of the active file.
While importing a bitmap, you can resample it to reduce the file size, or crop it to
eliminate unused areas of the photo. You can also crop a bitmap to select only the exact
area and size of the image you want to import.

To import a file into an active drawing


1 Click File ` Import.
2 Choose the folder where the file is stored.
3 Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.
4 Click the filename.
5 Click Options.
If the file contains text in a language different from that of your operating system,
choose the corresponding option from the Code page list box to ensure that object
names, keywords, and notes are displayed correctly.
6 Enable any of the following check boxes that are available:

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Link bitmap externally lets you link a bitmap externally instead of


embedding it in a file
Combine multi-layer bitmap automatically merges the layers within a
bitmap
Extract embedded ICC profile lets you save the embedded International
Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder where the application is
installed
Check for watermark lets you check the image for a watermark and any
information it contains, such as copyright
Do not show filter dialog lets you use the filters default settings without
opening its dialog box
Maintain layers and pages lets you preserve layers and pages when
importing files. If you disable the check box, all layers are combined into a single
layer.
Link to high resolution file for output using OPI lets you insert a lowresolution version of a TIFF or Scitex Continuous Tone (CT) file into a
document. The low-resolution version is linked with the high-resolution image,
which resides on an Open Prepress Interface (OPI) server.
7 Click Import, and do one of the following:
Click the drawing page to maintain original file and position top-left corner
where you click.
Click and drag on the drawing page to resize the file. The import cursor displays
the dimensions of the resized file as you drag on the drawing page.
Press Enter to center the file on the drawing page.
Active snapping options are applied to the imported file.
Not all importing options are available for all file formats.
Multilayered bitmaps can be imported by default.
You can import multiple files. Hold down Shift + click to select consecutive
files in a list. Hold down Ctrl + click to select non-consecutive files.

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Exporting files
You can export and save images to a variety of file formats that can be used in other
applications. For example, you can export a file to the Adobe Illustrator (AI) or GIF
format.
You can export a file to a selected file format. You can also export a file by saving the
open file under a different name or to a different file format while leaving the open file
in its existing format.
Some file formats may not support all the features that a CorelDRAW (CDR) file has so
it is a good idea to save the original file as a CorelDRAW (CDR) file before exporting it.

To export a file
1 Click File ` Export.
2 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
3 Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.
4 Type a filename in the File name list box.
5 Click Options, and enable any of the following active check boxes:
Export this page only exports only the current page in a multipage file
Selected only saves only the objects selected in the active drawing
Web_safe_filenames replaces the white space in a filename with an
underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based
filenames.
Do not show filter dialog suppresses dialog boxes that provide other options
when exporting
6 Click Export.
If a dialog box for the export format opens, specify the options you want. For
detailed information about file formats, see File formats in the Help.
You can also
Compress a file on export

Choose a compression type from the


Compression type list box.

Specify information about a file

Type any comments you want in the Notes


box.

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To export a file to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office


1 Click File ` Export for Office.
2 From the Export to list box, choose one of the following:
Microsoft Office lets you set options to meet the different output
requirements of Microsoft Office applications
WordPerfect Office automatically optimizes the image for WordPerfect
Office by converting it to a WordPerfect Graphics file (WPG)
3 From the Graphic should be best suited for list box, choose one of the following:
Compatibility lets you save the drawing as a bitmap in the Portable Network
Graphic (PNG) file format. This preserves the appearance of the drawing when
you import it into an office application.
Editing lets you retain most of the editable elements in vector drawings by
saving the drawing in the Extended Metafile Format (EMF)
4 From the Optimized for list box, choose one of the following options:
Presentation lets you optimize the file for outputs such as slide shows or
online documents (96 dpi)
Desktop printing lets you maintain good image quality for desktop printing
(150 dpi)
Commercial printing lets you optimize the file for high-quality printing
(300 dpi)
An estimated file size appears in the lower-left corner of the dialog box.
5 Click OK.
6 Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.
7 Type a filename in the Filename list box.
8 Click Save.
You can also
Zoom in and out in the preview window

Using the Zoom in


or Zoom out
tool, click in the preview window.

Pan to view another area of the drawing

Using the Pan tool , drag in the preview


window until the area you want to see
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Only the options that apply to your output are available. For example, the
Optimized for options are available only if you choose the Microsoft Office
and Compatibility options.
Layers in a drawing are flattened when exported to Microsoft Office or
WordPerfect Office.

Need more information?


For more information about importing and exporting files, click Help ` Help
topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Importing and
exporting files.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Section III: Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace


tour
Becoming familiar with the terminology and workspace of Corel PHOTO-PAINT
helps you follow the concepts and procedures found in the user guide and in the Help
that is available through the application window.
In this section, youll learn about
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms
application window
toolbars
toolbox
property bar
dockers
status bar

Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms


Before you get started in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you should be familiar with the
following terms.
Term

Description

Channel

An 8-bit grayscale image that stores color or


mask information for an image

Editable area

An editable area of a mask allows paint and


effects to be applied to a selected area of an
image

Image

A file you open or create in


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Term

Description

Lens

An object layer that protects part or all of an


image when you perform color and tonal
corrections

Mask

A mask can be applied to an image during


image editing to define protected areas and
editable areas

Object

An independent bitmap that is layered above


the background image

Path

A series of line and curve segments


connected by adjustable endpoints called
nodes

Thumbnails

A miniature, low-resolution version of an


image

For more terms and definitions, see the glossary in the Help.

Exploring the application window


The Corel PHOTO-PAINT application window contains elements that help you access
the tools and commands you need to view and edit images. Application commands are
accessible through the menu bar, toolbox, property bar, toolbars, or dockers.
You can customize many of the elements in the application window to suit your
workflow. For information about customizing Corel PHOTO-PAINT, see Customizing
your application in the Help.
The application window contains the following main parts:
Part

Description

Menu bar

The area containing drop-down menus with


commands grouped by category

Property bar

A detachable bar containing commands that


change according to the active tool

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Menu bar

Toolbar

Property bar

Title bar

Toolbox

Image
window

Status bar

Navigator

Docker
Color palette

Part

Description

Toolbar (standard)

A bar that contains shortcuts to some menus


and other basic commands, such as opening,
saving, and printing

Toolbox

A bar that contains tools for editing,


creating, and viewing images. The toolbox
also contains the color control area which
lets you select colors and fills.

Image window

The area in which the image displays.


Although more than one image window can
be open at the same time, you can apply
commands to the active image window only.

Title bar

The area on the image window displaying


the title of the image

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Part

Description

Navigator

A button that lets you view a thumbnail of


the entire image so you can focus the image
window on a specific area. The Navigator is
only available if you have areas that exceed
the image window.

Docker

A window that provides access to additional


commands and image information. Some
dockers provide a visual display area. The
Object docker is displayed by default.

Status bar

An area that displays image information,


system information, and tips

Toolbars
Toolbars consist of buttons that are shortcuts to menu commands. The standard toolbar
consists of commonly used commands. The table below outlines the buttons on the
standard toolbar.
Press this button

To
Start a new image
Open an image
Save an image
Print an image
Cut selected objects to the Clipboard
Copy selected objects to the Clipboard

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Press this button

To
Paste the Clipboard contents into an image
Undo the last action
Redo the last action
Import an image
Export an image
Change the zoom level
Display a full-screen preview
Show or hide the image slicing grid
Show or hide the mask marquee
Show or hide the object marquee
Clear a mask
Invert a mask

In addition to the standard toolbar, Corel PHOTO-PAINT has toolbars for specific
kinds of tasks. For example, if you frequently work with masks, you can display the
Mask/object toolbar. Unlike the property bar, the contents of a toolbar remain the
same.
For information about moving and re-sizing toolbars, and changing which toolbars
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also create a custom toolbar to include the tools and commands you use most often. For
information about creating custom toolbars, see Customizing toolbars in the Help.

To hide or display a toolbar


Click Window ` Toolbars, and click a toolbar.
A check mark next to a toolbar name indicates that the toolbar is displayed in the
image window.

Toolbox
The toolbox contains tools for editing, creating, and viewing images. Some of the tools
are visible by default, while others are grouped in flyouts. Flyouts open to display a set
of related tools. A small arrow in the bottom-right corner of a toolbox button indicates
a flyout. The last tool used in a flyout displays in the toolbox. For example, in the Brush
flyout, the Paint tool displays by default, but if you use another tool in the flyout, such
as the Image Sprayer tool, the Image Sprayer tool displays in the toolbox with the
flyout arrow. Flyouts function like toolbars when you drag them away from the toolbox.
This lets you view all the related tools while you work.
In addition to the tools, the color control area displays in the toolbox. The color control
area lets you choose colors and fills.
The following tables provide descriptions of the flyouts, tools, and the color control area
in the Corel PHOTO-PAINT toolbox:
Flyout

Description

Pick flyout

Lets you access the Object pick tool and the


Mask transform tool

Mask flyout

Lets you access the Rectangular mask tool,


the Ellipse mask tool, the Freehand mask
tool, the Lasso mask tool, the Magnetic
mask tool, the Magic wand mask tool, and
the Brush mask tool

Zoom flyout

Lets you access the Zoom tool and the Pan


tool

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Flyout

Description

Touch-up flyout

Lets you access the Red-eye removal tool,


the Clone tool, and the Touch-up brush
tool

Shape flyout

Lets you access the Rectangle tool, the


Ellipse tool, the Polygon tool, the Line
tool, and the Path tool

Fill flyout

Lets you access the Fill tool and the


Interactive fill tool

Brush flyout

Lets you access the Paint tool, the Effect


tool, the Image sprayer tool, the Undo
brush tool, and the Replace color brush
tool

Interactive/Transparency flyout

Lets you access the Interactive


dropshadow tool, the Interactive object
transparency tool, the Color transparency
tool, and the Object transparency brush
tool

Tool

Description
Object pick
Mask transform
Rectangle mask
Ellipse mask
Freehand mask

Lets you select an object


Lets you change the appearance of editable
areas
Lets you define rectangular editable areas
Lets you define elliptical editable areas
Lets you define irregularly shaped or
polygonal editable areas

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Tool

Description
Lasso mask

Magnetic mask

Magic wand mask

Brush mask
Crop

Lets you detect edges of elements in your


image, that is, the outline of areas that are in
contrasting color to their surroundings, and
place the mask marquee along that edge
Lets you define irregularly shaped editable
areas that include all adjacent pixels that are
similar in color to the pixel you first select
Lets you define an editable area by brushing
an area as if you were painting
Lets you remove unwanted areas and
straighten crooked images

Zoom

Lets you change the magnification level in


the image window

Pan

Lets you drag areas of an image into view


when the image is larger than its window

Eyedropper

Lets you choose colors from an image

Eraser

Lets you erase image areas or object areas to


reveal the object or background underneath

Text

Lets you add text to your image and edit


existing text

Red-eye removal
Clone

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Lets you define editable areas that are


irregular in shape and surrounded by pixels
of similar colors

Lets you remove the red-eye effect from the


eyes of subjects in photos.
Lets you duplicate part of an image and
apply it to another part of the same image or
to another image
Lets you remove imperfections, such as tears,
scratch marks, and wrinkles, from an image
by blending its textures and colors.
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Tool

Description
Rectangle
Ellipse
Polygon
Line
Path

Lets you draw square or rectangular shapes


Lets you draw circular or elliptical shapes
Lets you draw polygons
Lets you draw single or joined straight line
segments using the foreground color
Lets you create and edit paths

Fill

Lets you fill areas with one of four fill types:


uniform, fountain, bitmap, and texture

Interactive fill

Lets you apply a gradient fill to the entire


image, object, or selection

Paint

Lets you paint on an image using the


foreground color

Effect

Lets you perform local color and tonal


corrections on the image

Image sprayer

Lets you load one or more images and paint


them on your image

Undo brush

Lets you restore image areas to how they


looked before your last brush stroke

Replace color brush

Lets you replace the foreground color in your


image with the background color

Interactive dropshadow
Interactive object transparency

Color transparency

Lets you add shadows to objects


Lets you make the colors of an object fade
gradually towards the image background
color
Lets you make pixels with a specific color
value in an object transparent

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Tool

Description
Object transparency brush
Image slicing

Lets you brush areas on an object to make


them more transparent
Lets you cut a large image into smaller
sections that can be modified for the Web

Color control area


Lets you choose colors and fills. Consists of
three swatches: a Foreground color swatch,
a Background color swatch, and a Fill
color swatch. The arrow lets you swap the
foreground color and background color, and
the Reset color icon lets you return to the
default colors.

Property bar
The property bar displays commonly used commands that are relevant to the active
tool. Unlike toolbars, the contents of the property bar change depending on which tool
is active. For example, when you use the Text tool, the contents of the property bar
change to display text-related settings such as font type, font size, and alignment.
More advanced options for the active tool can be accessed on the extended property bar.
A button with a double arrow at the end of the property bar lets you open or close the
extended property bar.

To open or close the extended property bar


To

Do the following

Open the extended property bar

Click the Open advanced options


button .

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To

Do the following

Close the extended property bar

Click the Close advanced options


button .

Dockers
Dockers display controls, such as command buttons, options, and list boxes. Some
dockers also include additional visual information about the tools or image elements.
You can keep dockers open while you work on an image.
You can attach, or dock, dockers to either side of the application window, or you can
float, or undock, them so you can move them as you work in the application window.
You can also minimize dockers to save valuable screen space. If you open more than one
docker at a time, the windows stack on top of each other and tabs display so you can
quickly access the docker you want.
An example of a docker is the Objects docker. The Objects docker displays thumbnails
of the image background and each object layer, as well as command buttons and options
related to objects.

To open a docker
Click Window ` Dockers, and click a docker.

To move a docker
Drag the title bar of the docker to a new location.
Dragging a docker away from the side undocks it, whereas dragging a floating
docker toward the side docks it.
As you drag, an outline of the docker displays. The outline changes shape as
you drag to the side of the application window to indicate that the docker is
docked.

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To minimize a docker
To minimize

Do the following

A floating docker

Click the roll-down arrow on the title bar of


the docker.

A docked docker

Click the double-arrow on the title bar of the


docker. A tab displays along the right side of
the application window.

Status bar
The status bar displays information about the image, system memory, and the active
tool. You can change the type of information that displays to help you with your current
task. For example, if you are working with images that have different dimensions, you
can display the dimension of the current image.
You can also customize the status bar by adding command buttons. For information
about customizing the status bar, see Customizing the status bar in the Help.

To change the type of information displayed on the status bar


Click the arrow on the status bar, and click one of the following:
File size
Current tool
Document dimension
Color mode
Memory

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Viewing images and


obtaining image information
You can change the appearance of windows and the magnification level of an image.
Changing the magnification level allows you to view specific image areas and makes
image editing easier.
In this section, youll learn about
viewing images
zooming
obtaining image information

Viewing images
Images can be viewed in a number of different ways. You can hide windows, the toolbox
and the toolbars, leaving only the menu bar and the image windows visible. You can
view a large representation of an image in a full-screen preview.
You can view image areas that fall outside the image window. For example, when you
are working at a high magnification level or with large images, you can pan or jump to
a different image area without having to adjust the magnification level.

You can select the image area to be displayed in the image window using the
Navigator pop-up.
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To hide windows, the toolbox, and toolbars


Click Window ` Hide windows.
If you want to return to normal view, right-click in the workspace, and click Show
windows.

To view a full-screen preview of an image


Click View ` Full-screen preview.
If you want to return to normal view, press any key or click the screen.

To view an image area that falls outside the image window


To

Do the following

Pan to another area of the image

Open the Zoom flyout


, and click
the Pan tool . Drag the image until the
area you want to view displays in the image
window.

Jump to another area of the image

Click the Navigator pop-up at the lowerright corner of the image window. Drag the
rectangle to the area of the image you want
to view.

Image areas that fall outside the image window can be dragged into view using
the Pan tool. This photo has been dragged from its original position in the first
image toward the right in the second image. The inset below shows the entire
image.
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Zooming
By default, images are displayed at 100% magnification; however, you can zoom in to
get a closer look at image detail or zoom out to view a larger portion of the image. You
can also specify the magnification level at which images open.

To zoom
Open the Zoom flyout

, and click the Zoom tool

To

Do the following

Zoom in

Click the image where you want to magnify


it.

Zoom in to a specific area

Drag across the area you want to magnify.

Zoom out

Right-click in the image window.

Switch between the current and previous


zoom levels

Click the Zoom to previous button


the extended property bar .

Zoom in or out by a preset level

Choose a magnification level from the Zoom


level list box on the property bar.

on

Obtaining image information


You can view image properties, such as name, file format, and file size.
You can view information about image areas, such as pointer coordinates, as you work.
You can view the changes in the x-coordinate (X) or the y-coordinate (Y) as you move
the pointer in the image window. You can also make note of the angle (A) and distance
(D) that the pointer moves in the image window as you draw a shape or define an
editable area. In addition, you can obtain statistics related to the x- and y-coordinates
of the center position (C) and the radius (R) when you create or select a circular editable
area or shape.
You can also view color information for an image area that corresponds to the pointer
position. By default, the RGB, Hex, and CMYK values are displayed. You can choose
to display color information in two color models at once. For example, you can view
both the grayscale and RGB values of a particular image area.

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To view image information


Click File ` Document properties.

To view information about image areas


Click Window ` Dockers ` Info.
You can also
Choose a new color model

Click the top flyout arrow , choose a color


level, and click a color model.

Change the units of measure used to display


image information

Click the bottom flyout arrow, and click a


unit of measure.

By default, the Image info palette lists the RGB, Hex, and CMYK values from
top to bottom.
You can also view color mode information by clicking the Eyedropper tool
and pointing to an image area.

Need more information?


For more information about viewing images and obtaining image information,
click Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Viewing images and obtaining image information.
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Working with color


Your application lets you choose and create colors by using a wide variety of industrystandard palettes, color mixers, and color models. You can create and edit custom color
palettes to store frequently used colors for future use.
In this section, youll learn about
choosing colors
creating custom color palettes
using spot color channels

Choosing colors
You can choose background, foreground, and fill colors by using the color control area,
color palettes, sampling, color viewers, color harmonies, or color blends.
Color control area
In the color control area, you can view the selected foreground, background, and fill
colors, and you can choose new colors.
Default color palette
A color palette is a collection of color swatches. You can choose foreground,
background, and fill colors by using the default color palette, which contains 99 colors
from the RGB color model.
Fixed or custom color palettes
Fixed color palettes are provided by third-party manufacturers. Some examples of these
are HKS Colors, Focoltone, PANTONE, and TRUMATCH. It may be useful to have
on hand a manufacturers swatch book, which is a collection of color samples that shows
exactly what each color looks like when printed.
Custom color palettes can include colors from any color model or fixed color palette.
You can save a custom color palette for future use. For more information about working
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with custom color palettes, see Creating custom color palettes on page 267 and
Opening and editing custom color palettes in the Help.
Sampling colors
When you want to use a color that already exists in an object or image, you can sample
the color to achieve an exact match. By default, you sample a single pixel from the
image window.
When you sample a color from a photo, what looks to be a solid-colored area may
actually be subtly shaded or dithered. In this case, it is useful to average the colors of
pixels in a larger sample area. You can set the sample area to 3 3 pixels, or to 5 5
pixels for high-resolution images. You can also sample pixels in a selected area.
Color viewers
Color viewers provide a representation of a range of colors by using either onedimensional or three-dimensional shapes. The default color viewer is based on the HSB
color model, but you can use this viewer to choose CMY or RGB colors.For information
about color models, see Understanding color models in the Help.
Color harmonies
Color harmonies work by superimposing a shape, such as a rectangle or a triangle, over
a color wheel. Each vertical row in the color grid begins with the color located at one of
the points on the superimposed shape.
The colors at each corner of the shape are always complementary, contrasting, or
harmonious, depending on the shape you choose.
Color blends
When you choose a color by using color blends, you combine base colors to get the color
you want. The color blender displays a grid of colors that it creates from the four base
colors you choose.

To choose a color by using the color control area


1 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click one of the following:
Foreground color swatch
Background color swatch
2 Move the color slider to set the range of colors displayed in the color selection area.
3 Click in the color selection area to choose a color.
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To choose a color by using the default color palette


To

Do the following

Choose a foreground color

Click a color swatch.

Choose a background color

Hold down Ctrl, and click a color swatch.

Choose a fill color

Right-click a color swatch.

To choose a color by using a fixed or custom color palette


1 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click one of the following:
Foreground color swatch
Background color swatch
2 Click the Palettes tab.
3 Choose a fixed or custom palette from the Palette list box.
4 Move the color slider to set the range of colors displayed in the color selection area.
5 Click a color in the color selection area.
You should use the same color model for all colors in an image; the colors will
be consistent, and you will be able to predict the colors of the final output more
accurately. It is preferable to use the same color model that you are using for
the final output.

To sample a color
1 Click the Eyedropper tool

2 Click the image to choose a foreground color.


The default sample size is 1 pixel.
You can also
Increase the sample size

Click the Eyedropper 3 3 button


the extended property bar.

on

Increase the sample size for a high-resolution


image

Click the Eyedropper 5 5 button


the extended property bar.

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You can also


Sample from a selected area

Click the Eyedropper selection button


on the extended property bar.

To choose a color by using a color viewer


1 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click one of the following:
Foreground color swatch
Background color swatch
2 Click the Models tab.
3 Choose a color model from the Model list box.
4 Click Options ` Color viewers, and click a color viewer.
5 Move the color slider.
6 Click a color in the color selection area.
You can also
Choose a fill color

Double-click the Fill color swatch in the


color control area, click the Uniform fill
button
in the Select fill dialog box, and
click Edit.

Swap colors

Click Options ` Swap colors. This swaps


the Old color (the current foreground or
background color) and the New color (which
has been chosen in the color selection area).

If you choose a color that is out of the printers gamut, Corel PHOTO-PAINT
displays the closest in-gamut color. This color is displayed in the Reference
area, in the small swatch beside the New color. You can either choose this
closest in-gamut color or you can correct the out-of-gamut color.

To choose a color by using color harmonies


1 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click one of the following:
Foreground color swatch
Background color swatch
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2 Click the Mixers tab.


3 Click Options ` Mixers ` Color harmonies.
4 Choose a shape from the Hues list box.
5 Choose an option from the Variation list box.
6 Drag the black dot on the color wheel.
7 Click a color swatch on the color palette below the color wheel.
If you choose a color that is out of the printers gamut, Corel PHOTO-PAINT
displays the closest in-gamut color. This color is displayed in the Reference
area, in the small swatch beside the New color. You can either choose this
closest in-gamut color or you can correct the out-of-gamut color.

To choose a color by using color blends


1 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click one of the following:
Foreground color swatch
Background color swatch
2 Click the Mixers tab.
3 Click Options ` Mixers ` Color blend.
4 Open each color picker, and click a color.
5 Click a color in the color selection area.
For information, see To open a custom color palette in the Help.

Creating custom color palettes


Custom color palettes are collections of colors that you save. A number of preset custom
color palettes are available; however, you can create color palettes from scratch. Custom
color palettes are useful when you frequently choose the same colors, or when you want
to work with a set of colors that look good together.
You can create a custom color palette by choosing each color manually, or by using
colors in an object, an editable area, or an entire document.

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To create a custom color palette


1 Click Window ` Color palettes ` Palette editor.
2 Click New palette

3 Type a filename.
4 Click Save.

To create a color palette from an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Window ` Color palettes ` Create palette from selection.
3 Type a filename.
4 Click Save.

To create a color palette from an editable area


1 Define an editable area.
2 Click Window ` Color palettes ` Create palette from visible.
3 Click Save palette as

4 Type a filename.
5 Click Save.
For information about defining editable areas, see Defining editable areas on
page 332.

To create a color palette from an image


1 Click Window ` Color palettes ` Create palette from document.
2 Type a filename.
3 Click Save.

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Using spot color channels


Spot color channels let you view, edit, and preserve spot color information in files.
Whether you are importing a file that uses spot colors or you add spot colors in
Corel PHOTO-PAINT, spot color channels ensure that your color information is
maintained when you output the file. The spot color is stored in an 8-bit grayscale
channel that preserves information such as which spot color to use, where to apply the
ink, and at what density.
You can create a new spot color channel, assign a color and name to the channel, and
then add content. For example, you can paint, draw shapes, apply effects, or paste
content onto the channel. When you paste an object or selection to a spot color channel,
it is added as an editable area. You can modify the editable area before you commit it to
the spot color channel. For more information about modifying editable areas, see
Masking on page 331.
When you preview your image, you can choose whether spot colors mix with underlying
colors (overprint) or cover underlying colors. This can be used to simulate opaque or
transparent inks.
You can also select, edit, and change the properties of existing spot color channels. For
example, if you open or import an image that contains spot color channels, you can edit
channel content, rename a channel, or change the spot color of a channel. When you
view images, you can choose to hide or display the contents of spot color channels or
change the order of the channels. You can copy spot color channels between images and
you can delete spot color channels when you no longer need them.
Whether you are creating a new channel or editing an existing one, you can add or erase
channel content by changing the color for the tool you are using. For example, painting
with black applies a solid color, painting with white erases the color, and painting with
gray applies a tint of the color.
You can save your work to the CPT file format if you will be doing further editing. You
can also save to the PSD file format or export to the DCS, PDF, or EPS file format if you
are ready to print.

To create a spot color channel


1 In the Channels docker, click the flyout arrow and choose New spot color
channel.
If the Channels docker/palette is not open, click Window ` Dockers `
Channels.
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2 In the New spot color channel dialog box, choose a color from the color picker.
3 Type a name for the channel in the Name box if you do not want to use the spot
color name for the channel.
4 From the Ink properties box, choose one of the following options:
Solid Colors underneath do not affect the ink color unless the ink density is
less than 100 percent.
Transparent Colors underneath show through. This option lets you preview
overprinting.
5 Enable one of the following options:
Empty channel creates an empty channel (no ink applied)
Fill with color creates a channel filled with the ink color
6 Click OK.
The new spot color channel appears in the Channel docker under the current
channels. The new spot color channel is displayed and other channels are hidden.
You can also create a new channel by clicking the New spot color channel
button
in the Channels docker.

To select a spot color channel


In the Channels docker, click a spot color channel in the Channels list.
A red outline appears around the thumbnail for a channel when the channel is
selected.
If the Channels docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Channels.

To change the properties of a spot color channel


1 In the Channels docker window, choose a spot color channel from the Channels
list.
2 Click the flyout button
properties.

in the top right corner of the docker, and click Channel

3 In the Spot color channel properties dialog box, perform a task from the
following table.
To
Change the spot color
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Rename the channel

Type a name in the Name box.

Change the ink properties

From the Ink properties box, choose one of


the following options:
Solid Colors underneath do not affect
the ink color unless the ink density is less
than 100 percent.
Transparent Colors underneath show
through. This option lets you preview
overprinting.

To paste content to a spot color channel


1 Copy an object or selection to the Clipboard.
If you want to copy the object to another image, open the image in which you want
to paste the content.
2 In the Channels docker, select a spot color channel.
3 Click Edit ` Paste ` Paste as new selection.
The content displays as a editable area surrounded by a mask (indicated by a
colored overlay or a marquee). If you want to edit the area, do so now.
If you want to specify a uniform ink density for the area, right-click black (for a
solid spot color) or right-click a shade of gray (for a tint), click the Fill tool , and
click the editable area.
4 Click Mask ` Remove.
The pasted content is now commited to the spot color channel.
Image dimensions and image resolution affect how spot color channel
information is pasted between images. For best results, copy and paste spot
color channels between images that are similar in image dimensions and are the
same image resolution.

To display or hide a spot color channel


In the Channels Docker window, click the Eye icon
channel.

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The eye appears closed when channel content is hidden; the eye appears open when
channel content is visible.
If the Channels Docker window is not open, click Window ` Dockers `
Channels.

To change the order of spot color channels


In the Channels docker, click a spot color channel in the Channels list, and drag it
to a new position.

To copy a spot color channel


1 In the Channels docker, select the spot color channel that you want to copy.
2 Click Edit ` Copy.
3 Open the image to which you want to paste the spot color channel.
4 Click Edit ` Paste.
The spot color channel appears at the bottom of the Channels list in the Channels
docker.
Image dimensions and image resolution affect how spot color channel
information is pasted between images. For best results, copy and paste spot
color channels between images that are similar in image dimensions and are the
same image resolution.

To delete a spot color channel


1 In the Channels docker window, click a spot color channel in the Channels list.
2 Click the Delete current channel button

Need more information?


For more information about working with color, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with color.
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Changing color modes


Changing an image to another color mode, such as RGB, CMYK, or grayscale,
changes the images color structure and size and can affect how the image displays and
prints.
In this section, youll learn about
changing the color mode of images
changing images to the paletted color mode

Changing the color mode of images


In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, the colors of images are defined by color modes. Computer
monitors display images in the RGB color mode; images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT are
created in the RGB color mode by default.
Color modes are described by their component colors and bit depth. For example, the
RGB (24-bit) color mode is composed of red, green, and blue channels and has a bit
depth of 24 bits. Similarly, the CMYK (32-bit) color mode is composed of cyan,
magenta, yellow, and black channels and has a bit depth of 32 bits. Each channel has a
bit depth of 8 bits.
Although on the screen you may not be able to see the difference between an image in
the CMYK color mode and an image in the RGB color mode, the images are quite
different. Colors from the RGB color space can cover a greater range of the visual
spectrum (they have a larger gamut) than those from the CMYK color space. For the
same image dimensions, a CMYK image has a larger file size than an RGB image, but
it contains the channels necessary to print standard inks.
Each time you convert an image, you may lose color information. For this reason, you
should finish editing and then save an image before you convert it to a new color mode.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT supports the following color modes:
Black-and-white (1-bit)
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Duotone (8-bit)

Paletted (8-bit)

RGB color (24-bit)

Lab color (24-bit)

CMYK color (32-bit)

Multichannel

Grayscale (16-bit)

RGB color (48-bit)

NTSC RGB (video)

PAL RGB (video)

To change the color mode of an image


Click Image, and click one of the following:
Convert to grayscale (8-bit)
Convert to RGB color (24-bit)
Convert to CMYK color (32-bit)
Convert to ` Lab color (24-bit)
Convert to ` Multichannel
Convert to ` Grayscale (16-bit)
Convert to ` RGB color (48-bit)
Convert to ` NTSC RGB
Convert to ` PAL RGB

Changing images to the paletted color mode


The paletted color mode, also called indexed color mode, is frequently used for GIF
images on the Web. When you convert a complex image to the paletted color mode, a
fixed color value is assigned to each pixel. These values are stored in a compact color
table, or palette. As a result, the paletted image contains less data than the original, and
it has a smaller file size. Paletted color mode is an 8-bit mode that stores and displays
images using up to 256 colors.
Choosing, editing, and saving a color palette
When you change an image to the paletted color mode, you use a predefined or a
custom color palette and then edit the palette by replacing individual colors. If you
choose the Optimized color palette, you can also edit the palette by specifying a range
sensitivity color. The color palette you use to convert the image is called the processed
color palette, and it can be saved for use with other images.

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Dithering
Paletted images can only contain up to 256 different colors. If the original image
contains many colors, you can use dithering to create the illusion of seeing more than
256 colors. Dithering creates additional colors and shades from an existing palette by
interspersing pixels of different colors. The relationship of one colored pixel to another
creates an optical mix, so you perceive additional colors.
Dithering can be done by distributing colors either regularly or randomly. Ordered
dithering approximates color blends using regular dot patterns; as a result, solid colors
are emphasized and edges appear harder. Error diffusion scatters pixels randomly,
making edges and colors softer. Jarvis, Stucki and Floyd-Steinberg are methods of error
diffusion.
If your image contains only a few colors and simple shapes, you do not need to use
dithering.

To change an image to the paletted color mode


1 Click Image ` Convert to paletted (8-bit).
2 Click the Options tab.
3 Choose one of the following color palette types from the Palette list box:
Uniform provides a range of 256 colors with equal parts of red, green, and
blue
Standard VGA provides the Standard VGA 16-color palette
Adaptive provides colors original to the image, and preserves the individual
colors (the entire color spectrum) in the image
Optimized creates a color palette based on the highest percentage of colors in
the image. You can also select a range sensitivity color for the color palette.
Black Body contains colors that are based on temperature. For example,
black may represent cold temperatures, while red, orange, yellow, and white may
represent hot temperatures.
Grayscale provides 256 shades of gray, ranging from black (0) to white (255)
System provides a palette of Websafe and grayscale colors
Websafe provides a palette of 216 colors that are common to Web browsers
4 Choose a dithering option from the Dithering list box.
5 Move the Dither intensity slider to adjust the amount of dithering.

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You can also


Save the conversion options as a preset

Click Add preset


Save preset box.

Edit the processed color palette

Click the Processed palette tab, and click


Edit. In the Color table dialog box, edit the
color palette.

Save the processed color palette

Click the Processed palette tab, and click


Save. Choose the folder where you want to
save the processed color palette, and type a
filename.

, and type a name in the

The Ordered dithering option applies more quickly than do the error
diffusion options Jarvis, Stucki, and Floyd-Steinberg; however, it is less
accurate.
You can choose a custom color palette by clicking the Options tab, clicking
Open, locating the color palette file you want, and double-clicking the
filename.

Need more information?


For more information about changing color modes, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Changing color modes.
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Bringing images into


Corel PHOTO-PAINT
You can bring images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT in a variety of ways.
In this section, youll learn about
opening images
importing files
acquiring images from scanners and digital cameras
working with vector graphics

Opening images
You can open most bitmaps in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Each image you open appears in
its own image window.

To open an image
1 Click File ` Open.
2 Choose the folder where the file is stored.
3 Double-click the filename.

Importing files
Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides filters that convert files from one format to another
when you import them. You can import a file and place it in the active application
window as an object. The imported file becomes part of the active image.

To import a file into an active image


1 Click File ` Import.
2 Choose the folder where the file is stored.
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3 Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.


4 Click the filename.
5 Enable any of the following active check boxes:
Do not show filter dialog lets you use the filters default settings without
opening the dialog box
Check for watermark lets you check the image for a watermark and any
information it contains such as copyright
Extract embedded ICC profile lets you save the embedded International
Color Consortium (ICC) profile to the color folder where the application is
installed
6 Click Import.
7 Click the image window.

Acquiring images from scanners and digital cameras


You can scan images and load photos from digital cameras into Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT supports scanners and digital cameras that use Microsoft
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), which provides a standard interface for loading
images. You can also use WIA to set Corel PHOTO-PAINT as the default application
for opening images; you can then load images directly from a digital camera into
Corel PHOTO-PAINT without having to start the application first.
If your scanner or digital camera does not support WIA, you can use the scanners or
digital cameras TWAIN driver for loading images. The software interfaces and options
vary. For information about using your scanners and digital cameras software, see the
manufacturers documentation.

To scan images
1 Click File ` Acquire image ` Select source.
2 Choose your scanner from the Sources list.
A scanner may have both a WIA and a TWAIN driver source. If you are scanning
48-bit color images, you need to select the TWAIN driver.
3 Click Select.
4 Click File ` Acquire image ` Acquire.

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If your scanner does not support WIA, you are presented with the scanners
TWAIN driver interface for loading images. Options vary, depending on the
scanner.
5 Preview the image, and select the area that you want to scan.
6 Click Scan.
On your scanners interface, this button may have a different name, such as OK or
Send.

To load photos from a digital camera


1 Connect a digital camera to your computer.
2 Click File ` Acquire image ` Select source.
3 Choose a digital camera from the Sources box.
A digital camera may have both a WIA or TWAIN driver source.
4 Click File ` Acquire image ` Acquire.
5 Choose the images you want to load from the dialog box that appears.
If your digital camera does not support WIA, you are presented with the digital
cameras TWAIN driver interface for loading images. Options vary, depending on
the digital camera.
6 Click Get pictures.
On your digital cameras interface, this button may have a different name.

To open digital camera photos automatically in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


1 Connect a digital camera to your computer.
2 In the WIA dialog box, choose Corel PHOTO-PAINT in the Select the program
to launch for this action area.
3 Enable the Always use this program for this action check box.
Double-clicking a thumbnail in the digital camera directory will bring the image
into Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Working with vector graphics


Vector graphics are made up of lines, curves, objects, and fills that are all calculated
mathematically. Although you cannot work with vector graphics in
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Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can convert vector graphics to bitmaps as you open or
import them. This conversion process is called rasterization. You can also copy vector
graphics from CorelDRAW and paste them into Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

To open a vector graphic


1 Click File ` Open.
2 Choose the folder where the file is stored.
3 From the Files of type list box, choose the vector file format of the file you want to
import.
4 Click the filename.
5 Click Open.
6 In the Convert to bitmap dialog box, specify the settings you want.

To import a vector graphic


1 Click File ` Import.
2 Choose the folder where the file is stored.
3 From the Files of type list box, choose the vector file format of the file you want to
import.
4 Click the filename.
5 Click Open.
6 Click in the image window.
7 In the Convert to bitmap dialog box, specify the settings you want.

Need more information?


For more information about bringing images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT, click
Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Bringing images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
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Cropping and changing orientation


You can crop an image to remove unwanted areas or combine multiple images to
create a single, large image. You can also change the orientation of an image by
flipping it or rotating it.
In this section, youll learn about
cropping images
stitching images together
changing image orientation

Cropping images
You can crop an image to remove unwanted areas and improve its composition.
Cropping allows you to select a rectangular area that you want to keep and discard the
rest. As a result, you reduce the file size of an image without affecting its resolution.

Cropping lets you remove unwanted image areas.

You can also easily crop a single-color border surrounding an image, such as a white
edge surrounding an old photograph.
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Corel PHOTO-PAINT also lets you crop around the editable area of a mask; however,
the resulting image is always rectangular. For information about masks, see Masking
on page 331.

To crop an image
1 Click the Crop tool

2 Drag to select an area on the image.


3 Double-click inside the cropping area.
You can also
Enlarge or reduce the cropping area

Drag the cropping handles.

Move the cropping area

Click and drag inside the cropping area to


reposition it.

Rotate the cropping area to straighten it

Click inside the cropping area to display the


rotation handles . Drag the rotation
handles to align the cropping area with the
image area you want to crop.

Expand the cropping area outside the


original image

Click Image ` Crop ` Expand, and drag a


cropping handle outside the image.

You can hide the crop overlay to view the image you are cropping more clearly.
Click Image ` Crop ` Crop overlay.
You can also crop an image area by clicking the Crop tool and typing values
in the Size and Position boxes on the property bar.

To crop a border color from an image


1 Click Image ` Crop ` Crop border color.
2 Enable one of the following options:
Background crops the color specified in the Background color swatch in
the color control area of the toolbox
Foreground crops the color specified in the Foreground color swatch in
the color control area of the toolbox
Other crops the color you choose using the color picker or the Eyedropper
tool
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3 In the Tolerance area, enable one of the following options:


Normal determines the color tolerance based on the similarity of hue values
between adjacent pixels
HSB mode determines the color tolerance based on the similarity of hue,
saturation, and brightness levels between adjacent pixels
4 Move the Tolerance slider to set the tolerance for the color that you want to crop.
You may need to experiment with different Tolerance slider positions to
successfully remove the border color.

To crop to an editable area of a mask


1 Define an editable area on an image.
2 Click Image ` Crop ` Crop to mask.

Stitching images together


Image stitching allows you to seamlessly join 2D images. For instance, you can scan a
large image in smaller, overlapping pieces and reassemble them.

You can stitch images together to create a single, large image. This image has
been scanned in four sections and stitched.

To stitch images together


1 Open the images you want to stitch together.
2 Click Image ` Stitch.
3 Choose a filename from the Source files list, and click Add.
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If you want to select all open images, click Add all.


4 To change the position of an image in the Selected files list, click a filename, and
click one of the following buttons:
Up button
Down button
5 Click OK.
6 In the Image stitch dialog box, click the Selection tool

7 In the image stitch window, drag an image to align it with another image.
Repeat to align all images.
8 Type a value in the Blend images list box to define the number of overlapping
pixels used to blend images together.
9 Enable one of the following options:
Combine to background creates a single, flattened image
Create objects from images creates a stitched image in which each source
image becomes a separate object. You can later adjust the brightness and contrast
of each object so they match.
You can also
View image alignment

Click the Difference tool . Overlapping


image areas are highlighted; correctly
aligned image edges display as black.

Rotate one or more selected images

Click the Rotate tool , and drag an image.


If you want to rotate an image by a precise
angle, type a value in the Rotate image box.

Zoom in to inspect an area where images


join

Click the Zoom in tool , and click where


you want a close-up view.

Zoom out

Click the Zoom out tool


image.

View areas outside the image stitch window

Click the Pan tool

, and click the

, and drag an image.

Stitched images that are flattened have a smaller file size than stitched images
containing separate objects.

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Use the Arrow keys with the Selection tool, the Rotate tool, and the Pan tool
to move, rotate and view images precisely in the image stitch window.

Changing image orientation


You can change the orientation of an image by flipping or rotating it in the image
window. You can flip an image horizontally or vertically to reposition a scanned image
or to create unique effects.

You can mirror an image by flipping it.

When you rotate an image, you can specify the angle and direction of rotation, as well
as the paper color that is visible after the image is rotated.

To flip an image
Click Image ` Flip, and click one of the following:
Flip horizontally
Flip vertically

To rotate an image
1 Click Image ` Rotate ` Rotate custom.
2 Type a value in the Angle box.
3 Enable one of the following options:
Clockwise
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Counterclockwise
4 Enable any of the following check boxes:
Maintain original image size maintains the size of the original image
Anti-aliasing smooths the edges in the image
5 Open the Background color picker, and click a color.
You can rotate an image by clicking Image ` Rotate, and clicking 90
Clockwise, 90 Counterclockwise, or 180.

You can rotate an image to change its orientation.

Need more information?


For more information about cropping, stitching, and changing orientation, click
Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Cropping, stitching, and changing orientation.
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Adjusting color and tone


To improve image quality, you can adjust an images color and tone to correct color
casts, balance excessive darkness or lightness, or alter specific colors.
In this section, youll learn about
adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab
adjusting image color and tone
working with color channels

Adjusting color and tone quickly in the Image Adjustment Lab


The Image Adjustment Lab lets you correct the color and tone of most photos quickly
and easily.
Rotation tools

Pan tool

Zoom tools

Preview modes
Set black
point
tool

Snapshots

Set
white
point
tool
Sliders

Undo,
Redo,
and Reset

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tool

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The Image Adjustment Lab consists of automatic and manual controls, which are
organized in a logical order for image correction. By starting in the top right corner and
working your way down, you can select only the controls you need to correct the
problems specific to your image. It is best to crop or retouch any areas of the image
before beginning the color and tone corrections. For information about cropping and
retouching images, see Cropping images on page 281 and Retouching on page 315.
As you work in the Image Adjustment Lab, you can take advantage of the following
features:
Create snapshot You can capture the corrected version of an image in a
snapshot at any time. Thumbnails of the snapshots appear in a window below the
image. Snapshots make it easy to compare different corrected versions of the image
so you can choose the best one.
Undo, Redo, and Reset to original Image correction can be a trial and error
process, so the ability to undo and redo corrections is important. The Reset to
original command lets you clear all corrections so that you can start again.
Using automatic controls
You can begin by using the automatic correction controls:
Auto adjust automatically corrects the contrast and color in an image by
detecting the lightest and darkest areas and adjusting the tonal range for each color
channel. In some cases, this control may be all you need to improve an image. In
other cases, you can undo the changes and proceed with more precise controls.
Select white point tool automatically adjusts the contrast in an image
according to the white point that you set. For example, you can brighten an image
that is too dark by using the Select white point tool.
Select black point tool automatically adjusts the contrast in an image
according to the black point that you set. For example, you can darken an image
that is too light by using the Select black point tool.
Using color correction controls
After using the automatic controls, you can correct color casts in your image. Color casts
are typically caused by the lighting conditions when a photo is taken, and they can be
influenced by the processor in your digital camera or scanner.
Temperature slider lets you correct color casts by warming or cooling the
color in an image to compensate for the lighting conditions at the time the photo
was taken. For example, to correct a yellow color cast caused by taking a photo
indoors in dim incandescent lighting, you can move the slider toward the blue end
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to increase the temperature values (based on degrees Kelvin). Lower values


correspond to low lighting conditions, such as candlelight or light from an
incandescent light bulb; these conditions cause an orange cast. Higher values
correspond to intense lighting conditions, such as sunlight; these conditions cause a
blue cast.
Tint slider lets you correct color casts by adjusting the green or magenta in an
image. You can add green by moving the slider to the right; you can add magenta
by moving the slider to the left. Moving the Tint slider after using the
Temperature slider lets you fine-tune an image.
Saturation slider lets you adjust the vividness of colors. For example, by moving
the slider to the right, you can increase the vividness of a blue sky in an image. By
moving the slider to the left, you can reduce the vividness of colors. You can create
a black-and-white photo effect by moving the slider all the way to the left, so that
all color in the image is removed.

Correction of a color cast depends on the type of light that caused the cast. The
image on the left was taken indoors in incandescent light. The image on the
right is the corrected version.

Adjusting brightness and contrast across the entire image


You can brighten, darken, or improve the contrast in an image by using the following
controls:
Brightness slider lets you brighten or darken an entire image. This control can
correct exposure problems caused by too much light (overexposure) or too little
light (underexposure) at the time the photo was taken. If you want to lighten or
darken specific areas of an image, you can use the Highlights, Shadows, and
Midtones sliders. Adjustment made by the Brightness slider is nonlinear, so the
current white point and black point values are not affected.
Contrast slider increases or decreases the difference in tone between the dark
and light areas of an image. Moving the slider to the right makes the light areas
lighter and the dark areas darker. For example, if the image has a dull, gray tone,
you can sharpen the detail by increasing the contrast.

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Adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image can reveal more image
detail.

Adjusting highlights, shadows, and midtones


You can brighten or darken specific areas of an image. In many cases, the position or
strength of the lighting at the time a photo is taken causes some areas to appear too
dark and other areas to appear too light.
Highlights slider lets you adjust brightness in the lightest areas of an image.
For example, if you take a photo with a flash, and the flash washes out the
foreground subjects, you can move the Highlights slider to the left to darken the
washed-out areas of the image. You can use the Highlights slider in conjunction
with the Shadows and Midtones sliders to balance the lighting.
Shadows slider lets you adjust the brightness in the darkest areas of an image.
For example, a bright light behind a photo subject (backlighting) at the time a
photo is taken can cause the subject to appear in shadow. You can correct the photo
by moving the Shadow slider to the right to lighten the dark areas and reveal more
detail. You can use the Shadows slider in conjunction with the Highlights and
Midtones sliders to balance the lighting.
Midtones slider lets you adjust the brightness of the midrange tones in an
image. After adjusting the highlights and shadows, you can use the Midtones
slider to fine-tune the image.

The Highlights and Shadows sliders can lighten or darken specific areas of
an image.

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Viewing images in the Image Adjustment Lab


The tools in the Image Adjustment Lab let you view images in various ways, so that you
can evaluate the color and tone adjustments you make. For example, you can rotate
images, pan to a new area, zoom in or out, and choose how to display the corrected
image in the preview window.
Using other adjustment filters
Although the Image Adjustment Lab lets you correct the color and tone of most images,
a specialized adjustment filter is sometimes required. Using the powerful adjustment
filters in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can make precise adjustments to images. For
example, you can adjust images using a histogram or a tone curve. For more information
about adjustment filters, see Adjusting image color and tone on page 293.

To correct color and tone quickly by using the Image Adjustment Lab
1 Click Adjust ` Image Adjustment Lab.
2 Click Auto adjust.
Auto adjust automatically adjusts color and contrast by setting the white point
and black point for an image.
If you want to control the white point and black point setting more precisely, click
the Set white point tool , and click the lightest area of your image. Then click
the Set black point tool , and click the darkest area of your image.
3 Perform one or more tasks from the following table.
To

Do the following

Correct color in the image

Adjust the Temperature slider to warm or


cool the colors, and then fine-tune the color
correction by adjusting the Tint slider.

Make colors more vivid or less vivid

Move the Saturation slider to the right to


increase the amount of color in the image;
move the slider to the left to decrease the
amount of color in the image.

Brighten or darken an image

Move the Brightness slider to the right to


lighten the image; move the slider to the left
to darken the image.

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To

Do the following

Improve image sharpness by adjusting tone

Move the Contrast slider to the right to


make the light areas lighter and the dark
areas darker.

Brighten or darken specific areas

Adjust the Highlights slider to brighten or


darken the lightest areas of the image. Then,
adjust the Shadows slider to lighten or
darken the darkest areas of the image.
Finally, adjust the Midtones slider to finetune the midrange tones in the image.

You can capture the current version of your image by clicking the Create
snapshot button. Thumbnails of the snapshots appear in a window below your
image. Each snapshot is numbered sequentially and can be deleted by clicking
the close button in the upper right corner of the snapshot title bar.
You can undo or redo the last correction you made by clicking the Undo
button or Redo button . To undo all corrections, click the Reset to
original button.

To view images in the Image Adjustment Lab


1 Click Adjust ` Image Adjustment Lab.
2 Perform a task from the following table.
To

Do the following

Rotate the image

Click the Rotate left button


right button .

Pan to another area of an image

Using the Pan tool , drag the image until


the area you want to see is visible.

Zoom in and out

Using the Zoom in tool


or Zoom out
tool
, click in the preview window.

Fit an image in the preview window

Click the Zoom to fit

Display an image at its actual size

Click the 100%

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Do the following

View the corrected image in a single preview


window

Click the Full preview button

View the corrected image in one window and


the original image in another window

Click the Before and after full preview


button .

View the image in one window with a


divider between the original and corrected
versions

Click the Before and after split preview


button . Move your pointer over the
dashed divider line, and drag to move the
divider to another area of the image.

Adjusting image color and tone


Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides you with filters and tools to make adjustments to the
color and tone of images. When you adjust the color and tone, you adjust elements such
as hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, or intensity. If you want to adjust the color and
tone of the entire image, you can apply an adjustment filter directly to the image or
apply a lens which exists on a separate object layer and can be edited without changing
the original image. For information about lenses, see Working with lenses on
page 327.
You can adjust part of an image by editing the size and shape of a lens or by creating an
editable area before applying an adjustment filter. For information about editable areas,
see Masking on page 331.
Before you start working with individual filters, try using the Image Adjustment Lab.
For information about the Image Adjustment Lab, see Adjusting color and tone quickly
in the Image Adjustment Lab on page 287.
Choosing color and tone filters
Some filters adjust an image automatically, while others give you various degrees of
control. For example, the Auto adjust filter adjusts the tonal range across all color
channels automatically, while the Tone curve filter lets you use separate color channels
to pinpoint and adjust tone or color. More advanced filters, such as the Tone curve filter
and the Contrast enhancement filter, are precise and can correct many different
problems, but using them requires practice.

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Using histograms
You can view the tonal range of an image by using a histogram to evaluate and adjust
the color and tone. For example, a histogram can help you detect hidden detail in a
photo that is too dark because of underexposure (a photo taken with insufficient light).
A histogram has a horizontal bar chart that plots the brightness values of the pixels in
your image on a scale of 0 (dark) to 255 (light). The left part of the histogram represents
the shadows of an image, the middle part represents the midtones, and the right part
represents the highlights. The height of the spikes indicates how many pixels are at each
brightness level. For example, a large number of pixels in the shadows (the left side of
the histogram) indicates the presence of image detail in the dark areas of the image.

Each photo above has a different exposure: average (top), overexposed (middle),
underexposed (bottom). The histograms for each photo (on the right) show how
the pixels are distributed, from dark to light. In an average photo, pixels are
more evenly distributed across the tonal range.

A histogram is available with the following filters:


Contrast enhancement
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Histogram equalization
Sample/Target balance
Adjusting color and tone by using brush strokes
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, hue or saturation in part of an image by
applying brush strokes. For example, if you want to lighten one object in a photo, you
can use the Brightness tool to lighten the area you want without affecting the
surrounding area.
You can use preset brushes or create a custom brush. For more information, see
Creating custom brushes in the Help.

To adjust image color and tone


1 Click Adjust, and click an adjustment filter.
2 In the filters dialog box, specify the settings you want.

To adjust image tone interactively by using a histogram


1 Click Adjust ` Contrast enhancement.
2 Move the Input value clipping arrows to adjust shadows and highlights.
The arrow on the left lets you darken shadow areas. Drag the arrow until it points
to the area where the histogram starts to spike.
The arrow on the right lets you lighten highlight areas. Drag the arrow until it
points to the area where the histogram stops spiking.
3 Move the Gamma slider to adjust the midtones.
4 Move the Output range compression arrows to fine-tune the contrast:
The arrow on the left lets you lighten darker areas as you drag the arrow to the
right.
The arrow on the right lets you darken light areas as you drag the arrow to the left.
You can also
Automatically redistribute pixels across the
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You can also


Enable the Set input values or Set output
values option from the Eyedropper
sampling area. Click the Shadow
eyedropper button to sample shadow
areas, or click the Highlight eyedropper
button to sample highlight areas.

Set input and output values by sampling


pixels in the image

To adjust image color and tone by using brush strokes


1 Select an object or the background image.
2 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Effect tool

3 On the property bar, open the Effect tool picker, and click one of the following:
Brightness tool brightens or darkens the image
Contrast tool increases or decreases the contrast
Hue tool shifts all hues along the color wheel by the number of degrees
that you specify in the Amount box
Hue replacer tool retains the brightness and saturation of the original
colors, but replaces all hues with the current paint color
Sponge tool saturates or desaturates the colors
Dodge/Burn tool brightens (overexposes) or darkens (underexposes) the
image
Tint tool uses the current paint color to tint the image
4 Choose a preset brush from the Brush type list box on the property bar.
If you want to customize the brush, specify the settings you want on the property
bar.
5 Drag in the image window.
You can also
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Click the Cumulative button on the


Stroke attributes bar that appears in the
Brush settings docker. This option is
available only for some of the Effect tools. If
the Brush settings docker is not open, click
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You can also


Apply the effect to an object and the
background simultaneously

Click the Merge source button


on the
Dab attributes bar that appears in the
Brush settings docker. This option is only
available when the Cumulative button is
disabled.

Working with color channels


You can adjust the color and tone of an image by making changes directly to the images
color channels. The number of color channels in an image depends on the number of
components in the color mode associated with the image. For example, black-andwhite, grayscale, duotone, and paletted images have only one color channel; RGB and
Lab images have three channels; and CMYK images have four color channels. For more
information about these color models, see Understanding color models in the Help.
Additional channels can be used to preserve any spot colors in an image. For information
about spot color channels, see Using spot color channels on page 269.
Displaying, mixing, and editing color channels
Although color channels represent the colored components of an image, they are
displayed by default as grayscale images in the image window. However, you can display
these channels in their respective colors so that the red channel is tinted red, the blue
channel is tinted blue, and so on.
You can mix color channels to balance the colors of an image. For example, if an image
has too much red, you can adjust the red channel in an RGB image to improve image
quality.
You can edit color channels the same way that you edit other grayscale images. For
example, you can select areas, apply paints and fills, add special effects or filters, and cut
and paste objects in the image channel.
Splitting and combining images by using color channels
You can split an image into a series of 8-bit grayscale image files one for each color
channel of the color mode. Splitting an image into separate channel files lets you edit
one channel without affecting the others, save channel information before you convert
the image to another mode, or associate channels from one mode with another mode for
editing purposes. For example, if you have an oversaturated RGB image, you can reduce
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the saturation by splitting the image into the HSB mode and reducing the saturation
(S) channel. When you finish editing the images, you can combine them into one image.
The images are combined automatically, with equal color values applied.
You can split an image into the following color channels.
Splitting mode

Color channels created

RGB

Red (R), green (G), blue (B)

CMYK

Cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), black


(K)

HSB

Hue (H), saturation (S), brightness (B)

HLS

Hue (H), lightness (L), saturation (S)

YIQ

Luminance (Y), two chromaticity values (I, Q)

Lab

Luminosity (L), green/magenta (a), blue/


yellow (b)

To display color channels


Click Window ` Dockers ` Channels.
You can display color channels by using their respective colors. Click Tools `
Customization. In the Workspace list of categories, click Display, and enable
the Tint screen color channels check box.

To mix color channels


1 Click Adjust ` Channel mixer.
2 Choose a color mode from the Color model list box.
3 Choose an output channel from the Output channel list box.
4 Move the sliders in the Input channels area.

To edit a color channel


1 In the Channels docker, click the channel that you want to edit.
If the Channels docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Channels.
2 Edit the image.
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To split an image by using color channels


Click Image ` Split channels to, and click a color mode.
Images in the CMYK and Lab color modes must be split into their original
component channels.

To combine images by using color channels


1 Click Image ` Combine channels.
2 In the Mode area, choose a color mode option.
3 In the Channel area, choose a channel option and click a filename from the Images
list to associate the channel with a file.
4 Repeat step 3 until all the channels in the Channel area have been associated with
an image from the Images list.

Need more information?


For more information about adjusting the color and tone of images, click Help `
Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Adjusting color
and tone.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Changing image dimensions,


resolution, and paper size
You can change the dimensions and resolution of an image. You can also change the
size of the paper border that surrounds an image.
In this section, youll learn about
changing image dimensions
changing image resolution
changing the paper size

Changing image dimensions


You can change the physical dimensions of images by increasing or decreasing their
height and width. When you increase image dimensions, the application inserts new
pixels between existing pixels, and their colors are based on the colors of adjacent pixels.
If you increase image dimensions significantly, images may appear stretched and
pixelated.

You can change the height and width of an image without changing the
resolution. The center image is the original, the first image has smaller
dimensions, and the third image has larger dimensions. Notice the pixelation
of the larger image.
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To change the dimensions of an image


1 Click Image ` Resample.
2 Enable any of the following check boxes:
Anti-alias smooths the edges in the image
Maintain aspect ratio avoids distortion by maintaining the width-to-height
ratio of the image
3 In the Image size area, type values in one of the following pairs of boxes:
Width and Height let you specify the image dimensions
Width % and Height % let you resize the image to a percentage of its
original size
When you change the dimensions of an image, you produce better results using
width and height values that are factors of the original values. For example,
reducing an image by 50 per cent produces a better-looking image than by
reducing the size by 77 per cent. When reducing an image by 50 per cent, the
application removes every other pixel; to reduce an image by 77 per cent, the
application must remove pixels irregularly.

Changing image resolution


You can change the resolution of an image increase or decrease its file size. Resolution is
measured by the number of dots per inch (dpi) when the image is printed. The
resolution you choose depends on how the image is output. Typically, images created
only for display on computer monitors are 96 or 72 dpi and images created for the Web
are 72 dpi. Images created for printing on desktop printers are generally 150 dpi, while
professionally printed images are usually 300 dpi, or higher.
Increasing resolution
Higher resolution images contain smaller and more densely packed pixels than lowerresolution images. Upsampling increases the resolution of an image by adding more
pixels per unit of measure. Image quality may be reduced because the new pixels are
interpolated based on the colors of neighboring pixels; the original pixel information is
simply spread out. You cannot use upsampling to create detail and subtle color
gradations where none existed in the original image. When you increase image
resolution, the image size increases on your screen; by default the image maintains its
original size when printed.

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Decreasing resolution
Downsampling decreases the resolution of an image by removing a specific number of
pixels per unit of measure. This produces better results than upsampling. Best results
are usually achieved when downsampling is done after correcting an images color and
tone but before sharpening. For more information about correcting and sharpening
images, see Adjusting color and tone on page 287 and Retouching on page 315.

You can change the resolution and size of an image at the same time. The center
image is the original, the first image is downsampled, and the third image is
upsampled.

To change the resolution of an image


1 Click Image ` Resample.
2 Enable any of the following check boxes:
Identical values sets the same value in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes
Anti-alias smooths the edges in the image
Maintain original size maintains the size of the file on your hard disk when
you change the resolution of the image
3 In the Resolution area, type values in the following boxes:
Horizontal
Vertical

Changing the paper size


Changing the paper size lets you modify the dimensions of the printable area, which
contains both the image and the paper. When you resize the paper, you increase or
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decrease the paper-colored border, but not the dimensions of the original image.
However, if you reduce the paper size so that its height and width are smaller than the
dimensions of the original image, the original image will be cropped.

You can change the paper size surrounding the original image.

To change the paper size


1 Click Image ` Paper size.
2 Choose a unit of measure from the list box beside the Width box.
3 Type values in the following boxes:
Width
Height
If you want to lock the paper size ratio, click Lock

Need more information?


For more information about changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper
size, click Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the
topic Changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper size.
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Painting
Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you create images or modify existing ones using a variety
of shape and paint tools.
In this section, youll learn about
drawing shapes and lines
applying brush strokes
spraying images
repeating brush strokes
using a pressure-sensitive pen

Drawing shapes and lines


You can add shapes, such as squares, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and polygons, to
images. By default, shapes are added to an image as new objects. Shapes can be
outlined, filled, or rendered as separate, editable objects. For more information about
objects, see Creating objects on page 357.
You can also add lines to images. When you add lines, you can specify the width and
transparency, as well as the way line segments join together. The current foreground
color determines the color of a line.

To draw a rectangle or an ellipse


1 Open the Shape flyout
Rectangle tool
Ellipse tool

, and click one of the following tools:

2 On the property bar, choose one of the following options in the Fill list box:
Uniform fill
Fountain fill
Bitmap fill
Texture fill
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If you want to edit the fill, click the Edit button on the property bar.
3 Drag in the image window until the rectangle or ellipse is the size you want.
You can also
Disable the fill

Click the Disable button on the property


bar.

Apply an outline

Type a value in the Border box on the


property bar to specify the border width in
pixels.

Round the corners of a rectangle

Type a value in the Radius box on the


property bar.

Change the transparency

Type a value in the Transparency box in the


extended property bar.

To draw a polygon
1 Open the Shape flyout

, and click the Polygon tool

2 On the property bar, choose one of the following options in the Fill list box:
Uniform fill
Fountain fill
Bitmap fill
Texture fill
If you want to edit the fill, click the Edit button on the property bar.
3 Click where you want to set the anchor points of the polygon, and double-click to
set the last anchor point.
You can also
Disable the fill

Click the Disable button on the property


bar.

Apply an outline to the polygon

Type a value in the Border box on the


property bar to specify the border width in
pixels.

Change the way outline segments join

Choose a join type from the Shape joints list


box on the extended property bar.

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To draw a line
1 Open the Shape flyout

, and click the Line tool

2 Type a value in the Width box on the property bar.


3 Click the Color button on the property bar, and choose a color.
4 On the property bar, open the Line joint list box, and click one of the following:
Butt joins the segments; if you specify a higher width value, a gap appears
between the joined segments
Filled fills the gaps between joined segments
Round rounds the corners between joined segments
Point makes points on the corners of joined segments
5 Drag in the image window to draw a single line segment.
You can also
Draw a line with multiple segments

In the image window, click where you want


to start and end each segment, and doubleclick to end the line.

Change the transparency

Type a value in the Transparency box on the


extended property bar.

You can specify how lines join: Butt, Fitted, Round, or Point.

Applying brush strokes


Paint tools let you imitate a variety of painting and drawing media. For example, you
can apply brush strokes that imitate watercolors, pastels, felt markers and pens. By
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default, brush strokes are added to the active object or background. Brush strokes can
also be rendered as separate objects. For information about objects, see Creating
objects on page 357.
The paint tool and brush type you choose determines the appearance of the brush stroke
on the image. When you paint with a preset brush, the brush attributes of the paint tool
are predetermined.
The color of the brush stroke is determined by the current foreground color, which is
displayed in the color control area. You can also choose a foreground color by taking a
color sample from an image. For more information about choosing colors, see Working
with color on page 141.
In addition to painting with color, you can apply images and textures by painting with
a fill. You can also apply a brush stoke to a path. For more information, see Applying
brush strokes to paths in the Help.
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Painting an image

Airbrush

The Airbrush is used for shading.

Spray can

Colors are splattered to add texture.

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Brush

A decorative effect is added using a


Camel hair brush.

To paint with a preset brush


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Paint tool

2 Open the Paint tool picker on the property bar, and click a paint tool.
3 Choose a preset brush type from the Brush type list box on the property bar.
4 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click the Foreground color swatch
, and choose a color.
5 Drag in the image window.
If you want to constrain the brush to a straight horizontal or vertical line, hold
down Ctrl while you drag and press Shift to change direction.
You can also
Change the brush shape

Choose a brush shape from the Nib shape


picker on the property bar.

Change the brush size

Type a value in the Size box on the property


bar.

Change the transparency

Type a value in the Transparency box on the


extended property bar.

To paint with a color sampled from an image


1 Click the Eyedropper tool

2 Click a color in the image window.


3 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Paint tool

4 Open the Paint tool picker on the property bar, and click a paint tool.
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5 Choose a preset brush type from the Type list box on the property bar.
6 Drag in the image window.

To paint with a fill


1 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill tool

2 On the property bar, choose a fill type.


3 Open the Touch-up flyout

, and click the Clone tool

4 On the property bar, open the Clone tool picker, and click the Clone from fill tool

5 Drag in the image window.

Spraying images
You can paint with small-scale, full-color bitmaps, instead of a brush. For example, you
can enhance landscapes by spraying clouds across the sky or foliage across the ground.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT includes a variety of images, which are used to create spraylists.
You can load a preset spraylist, edit a preset, or create a spraylist by saving images in an
image list. You can edit the source images at any time.

You can enhance a photo by spraying it with images or create an image from
scratch using presets.

To spray images
1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Image sprayer tool

2 Choose a preset image list from the Type list box on the property bar.
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3 Type a value in the Size box on the property bar.


4 Drag in the image window.
You can also
Change the transparency of the spraylist
images

Type a value in the Transparency box on the


extended property bar.

Specify the number of images sprayed in


each dab of the brush

Type a value in the Number of dabs box on


the extended property bar.

Specify the distance between dabs along the


length of a stroke

Type a value in the Spacing box on the


extended property bar.

Specify the distance between dabs along the


width of a brush stroke

Type a value in the Spread box on the


extended property bar.

Change the rate at which paint fades in a


brush stroke

Type a value in the Fade out box on the


extended property bar. Negative numbers
fade in while positive numbers fade out.

To load an image list


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Image sprayer tool

2 Click the Load image sprayer list button

on the extended property bar

3 Choose the folder where the image list is stored.


4 Click a filename.
If you want to view a thumbnail of the image list, enable the Preview check box.
5 Click Open.

To create a spraylist
1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Image sprayer tool

2 Choose a preset image list from the Type list box on the property bar.
3 Click the Create spraylist button

on the extended property bar.

4 In the Create spraylist dialog box, specify the contents of the spraylist.

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Repeating brush strokes


You can save a brush stroke and then reapply it to the same image or other images. You
can also repeat a brush stroke along the border of a path or mask. For information about
applying a brush stroke to a path, see Applying brush strokes to paths in the Help.
You can edit a saved brush stroke to create new effects by adjusting attributes such as
the size, number, angle, and color of the brush stroke.

To save a brush stroke


1 Open the Brush tool flyout

, and click the Paint tool

2 On the property bar, open the Brush tool picker, and click a tool.
3 Apply a brush stroke.
4 Click Edit ` Repeat brush stroke.
5 In the Repeat stroke dialog box, click the Stroke flyout arrow, and click Add last
tool stroke.
6 Choose the folder where you want to save the brush stroke.
7 Type a filename in the Filename box.

To apply a saved brush stroke


1 Open the Brush tool flyout

, and click the Paint tool

2 On the property bar, open the Brush tool picker, and click a tool.
3 Click Edit ` Repeat brush stroke.
If there are two menu items called Repeat brush stroke, click the second one.
4 Choose a brush stroke from the Stroke list box.
5 Click in the image window to apply the brush stroke.
If you want to apply more than one brush stroke, continue clicking.

To edit a saved brush stroke


1 Open the Brush tool flyout

, and click the Paint tool

2 On the property bar, open the Brush tool picker, and click a tool.
3 Click Edit ` Repeat brush stroke.
If there are two menu items called Repeat brush stroke, click the second one.
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4 In the Repeat stroke dialog box, choose a saved brush stroke from the Stroke list
box.
5 In the Repeat stroke dialog box, modify any attributes.
6 Click in the image window to apply the brush stroke.

Using a pressure-sensitive pen


Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides settings to control brush strokes applied using a
pressure-sensitive pen, or stylus. The pressure applied with the pen on a pen tablet
determines the size, opacity, and other attributes of the brush stroke.
The pressure-sensitive pen attributes can be saved for future use when you save a
custom brush. For more information about custom brushes, see Creating custom
brushes in the Help.

To configure a pen tablet


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the Workspace list of categories, click General.
3 In the Pen tablet area, click the Configuration button.
4 Apply five strokes using a full range of pressure.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT automatically configures many pressure-sensitive
pens. If your pressure-sensitive pen has been configured automatically, the Pen
tablet configuration button appears grayed.

To set the attributes of a pressure-sensitive pen


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Paint tool

2 On the property bar, open the Paint tool picker, and click a paint tool.
3 In the Brush settings docker, click the flyout arrow on the Pen settings bar.
If the Brush settings docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Brush
settings.
4 Type values in any of the following boxes:
Size lets you specify the size of the brush tool. Use a value from -999 to 999.

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Opacity lets you adjust the transparency of the brush stroke. Positive or
negative values have no impact if the transparency of the tool is set to 0 or is
already set to the maximum. Use a value from -99 to 100.
Soft edge lets you specify the width of the transparent edge along a brush
stroke. Use a value from -99 to 100.
Hue lets you shift the hue of the paint color around the Color Wheel up to
the specified degree
Saturation represents the maximum variation in the saturation of the paint
color. Use a value from -100 to 100.
Lightness represents the maximum variation of lightness of the paint color.
Use a value from -100 to 100.
Texture lets you specify the amount of texture visible for the current paint
tool. Use a value from -100 to 100.
Bleed lets you specify how quickly a brush stroke runs out of paint. Use a
value from -100 to 100.
Sustain color works in conjunction with the bleed value to adjust the traces
of paint that remain throughout the brush stroke. Use a value from -100 to 100.
Elongation represents the amount of tilt and rotation of the pen. Use a value
from 0 to 999.
5 Drag the pen, varying the amount of pressure you apply to the tablet, to test the
attributes.

Need more information?


For more information about the shape and paint tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT,
click Help ` Help topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic
Painting.
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Retouching
Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you retouch images to improve their quality or modify
their contents.
In this section, youll learn about
improving scanned images
removing red-eye
removing dust and scratch marks
cloning image areas
sharpening images
erasing image areas
smearing, smudging, and blending colors

Improving scanned images


You can remove lines from scanned or interlaced video images. These lines can be filled
with copies of adjacent lines of pixels, or with colors derived from surrounding pixels.
You can also remove moir or noise. Moir is the wave pattern produced when halftone
screens of two different frequencies are superimposed on the same image. Noise is the
speckled effect produced by scanning or video-capturing.

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You can remove lines from a scanned image using the Deinterlace filter.

To improve scanned images


To

Do the following

Remove moir

Click Effects ` Noise ` Remove moir,


and specify the settings you want.

Remove noise

Click Effects ` Noise ` Remove noise, and


specify the settings you want.

Remove lines

Click Image ` Transform ` Deinterlace.

Removing red-eye
You can remove the red-eye effect from the eyes of subjects in photos. Red-eye occurs
when light from a flash reflects off the back of a persons eye.

To remove red-eye
1 Open the Touch-up flyout

, and click the Red-eye removal tool

2 Type a value in the Size box to match the brush size to the eye.
3 Click the eye to remove the red pixels.

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Removing dust and scratch marks


Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides several different ways to improve the appearance of an
image that has small dust and scratch marks. You can apply a filter to the entire image,
or if an image has one or more scratches in a specific area, you can create a mask around
the scratches and apply the filter to the editable areas.
The filter works by eliminating the contrast between pixels that exceed the contrast
threshold you set. You can set a radius to determine how many pixels are affected by the
changes. The settings you choose depend on the size of the blemish and the area
surrounding it. For example, if you have a white scratch that is 1 or 2 pixels wide on a
dark background, you can set a radius of 2 or 3 pixels and set the contrast threshold
higher than if the same scratch was on a light background.
You can also remove imperfections, such as tears, scratch marks, and wrinkles, from an
image by blending its textures and colors. Similar to using a filter, you choose the range
of pixels necessary to retouch the image, depending on the size of the correction and the
area surrounding it.
If the scratch or blemish is fairly large or in an area of the image that has a varied color
and texture, such as leaves on a tree, you can achieve better results by cloning image
areas. For information about cloning, see Cloning image areas on page 319.

You can remove small dust and scratch marks from an image by applying the
Dust and scratch filter.

To remove small dust and scratch marks throughout an image


1 Click Image ` Correction ` Dust and scratch.
2 Move the following sliders:
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Radius lets you set the range of pixels used to produce the effect. Set the
radius as low as possible to retain image detail.
Threshold lets you set the amount of noise reduction. Set the threshold as
high as possible to retain image detail.

To remove scratch marks from part of an image


1 Define an editable area that includes the scratch marks.
2 Click Image ` Correction ` Dust and scratch.
3 Move the following sliders:
Radius lets you set the range of pixels used to produce the effect. Set the
radius as low as possible to retain image detail.
Threshold lets you set the amount of noise reduction. Set the threshold as
high as possible to retain image detail.

You can remove scratches from specific areas by creating a mask around the
scratches before applying the Dust and scratch filter. A dashed line or redtinted overlay indicates the presence of a mask.

You can use the Brush mask tool to define an editable area that includes
the scratch mark. Choose a nib size that is wider than the scratch mark so you
can brush over the scratch easily. For information about the Brush mask tool,
see To define an editable area by using the Freehand Mask tool on page 333.

To remove imperfections from an image by blending textures and colors


1 Open the Touch-up flyout
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2 Choose a nib from the Nib shape picker.


3 Type a value in the Size box to specify the nib size.
4 Choose a value from the Strength box to set the intensity of the effect.
5 Dab the brush in the image window to apply the effect.

You can remove imperfections from an image by blending textures and colors
using the Touch-up brush tool.
You can also
Apply the effect to the object and the
background simultaneously

Click the Enable or disable merged source


button.

Change the brush size

Hold down Shift while dragging in the


image window. Release the key when the nib
is the size you want.

You can use the Touch-up brush tool on images in the grayscale, duotone,
Lab, RGB, and CMYK color modes.

Cloning image areas


You can copy pixels from one image area to another in order to cover damaged or
unwanted elements in an image. For example, you can fix a tear or remove a person from
an image by applying cloned pixels over the area you want to remove. You can also clone
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image elements you like and apply them to another image area or a second image. If
you clone an object, the newly cloned areas are added to the active object. You can also
create abstract images, based on pixels sampled from the original image.
When you clone, two brushes display in the image window: a source point brush and a
clone brush that applies the copied pixels from the source point. A cross-hair displays in
the source point brush to distinguish it from the clone brush. The source point brush
moves relative to the clone brush as you drag across the image.

The Clone tool was used to remove the womans necklace.

To clone an image area or object


1 Open the Touch-up flyout

, and click the Clone tool

2 On the property bar, open the Clone picker, and click Clone.
3 Choose a brush from the Brush type list box.
4 Click the image to set a source point for the clone.
If you want to reset the source point, right-click the area you want to clone.
5 Drag the clone brush in the image window to apply the pixels from the source
point.
You can also
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Click Impressionism clone or


Pointillism clone on the Clone picker
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You can also


Create multiple clones of an object

Click the Cumulative button on the


Stroke attributes bar that displays in the
Brush settings docker. This option is
available only for some of the Effect tools
and the Clone tool. If the Brush settings
docker is not open, click Window `
Dockers ` Brush settings.

Clone an object and the background


simultaneously

Click the Merge source button


on the
Dab attributes bar that displays in the
Brush settings docker. This option is only
available when the Cumulative button is
disabled.

Sharpening images
You can sharpen images to increase contrast, enhance image edges, or reduce shading.
To sharpen an image, or an editable area of an image, you can use filters or brush
strokes. Filters can also be applied using a lens. For more information about lenses, see
Working with lenses on page 327. Sharpening is usually done after adjusting the color
and tone of an image and after resampling or resizing.

You can reveal more image detail by sharpening an image.

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To sharpen an image by applying a filter


1 Click Image ` Correction ` Tune sharpen.
2 Move the Percentage slider to set the amount of sharpening that is applied each
time you click a thumbnail button.
3 Click any of the following thumbnail buttons:
Unsharp mask lets you accentuate edge detail and focus blurred areas in the
image without removing low-frequency areas.
Adaptive unsharp lets you accentuate edge detail by analyzing the values of
neighboring pixels. This filter preserves most image detail, but its effect is most
apparent in high-resolution images.
Sharpen lets you accentuate the edges of the image by focusing blurred areas
and increasing the contrast between neighboring pixels. Move the Background
slider to set the threshold for the effect. Lower values increase the number of
pixels changed by the sharpening effect.
Directional sharpen lets you enhance the edges of an image without
creating a grainy effect.
You can also
Remove shading

Click Effects ` Sharpen ` High pass. The


High pass filter removes image detail and
shading to give an image a glowing quality
by emphasizing its highlights and luminous
areas. However, it can also affect the color
and tone of the image.

The Unsharp mask filter provides best results for most photographs.
Most sharpen filters support all color modes except 48-bit RGB, 16-bit
grayscale, paletted, and black-and-white. The Sharpen filter supports all color
modes except paletted and black-and-white.
You can access each of the sharpen filters individually by clicking Effects `
Sharpen, and clicking a filter.
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To sharpen selected areas by applying brush strokes


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Effect tool

2 On the property bar, open the Effect tool picker, and click the Sharpen tool

3 Choose a brush from the Brush type list box.


4 Choose a nib from the Nib shape picker.
5 Type a value in the Size box to specify the nib size.
6 Drag across an image area.

Erasing image areas


You can edit images and objects by erasing areas. For example, you can erase part of an
object to change its shape or reveal more of the layer below. You can also erase areas of
the image to reveal the background color, or erase part of the last action applied to the
image.
The tools used to erase have many of the same settings as brushes, which means you can
control the size, shape and transparency to create unique effects. For example, you can
apply a bitmap fill to the entire image, increase the transparency value of the eraser tool,
and create a superimposed effect by partially erasing the fill (the last action performed).
You can also erase image areas based on color. The background color replaces the
foreground color you erase.

The Eraser tool was used to remove the strap from the womans dress.

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To erase part of an object


1

Select an object.

2 Click the Eraser tool

3 Specify the settings you want on the property bar.


4 Drag across the area you want to erase.

To erase image areas and reveal the background color


1 Click the Eraser tool

2 Specify the settings you want on the property bar.


3 Drag across the image area you want to erase.

To erase the last action applied to an image


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Undo brush tool

2 Specify the settings you want on the property bar.


3 Drag across the area you want to erase.
If you want to erase the last action completely, click the Undo button on
the standard toolbar. For more information about undoing, see Undoing,
redoing, repeating, and fading in the Help.

To replace a foreground color with the background color


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Replace color brush tool

2 On the property bar, choose a nib shape from the Nib shape picker.
3 Type a value in the Tolerance box to specify the color tolerance based on color
similarity.
4 In the color control area of the toolbox, double-click the Foreground color swatch
, and choose a color.
5 Drag in the image window.

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Smearing, smudging, and blending colors


You can smear, smudge, or blend the paint in an image. Smearing produces a similar
effect to dragging across wet paint. Smudging has the same effect as rubbing across a
pastel drawing. Blending softens the transition between colors or hard edges. You can
smear, smudge, or blend the colors in an entire image or in an editable area you define.
For more information about defining an editable area, see Masking on page 331.

The Smear tool was used to alter the womans necklace.

To smear, smudge, or blend colors in an image


1 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Effect tool

2 On the property bar, open the Effect tools picker, and click one of the following
tools:
Smear
Smudge
Blend
3 Choose a brush from the Brush type list box on the property bar.
4 Choose a nib from the Nib shape picker.
5 Type a value in the Size box to specify the nib size.
6 Drag in the image window.

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You can also


Increase the effect of the brush across an area
without clicking over the area multiple times

Click the Cumulative button on the


Stroke attributes bar that displays in the
Brush settings docker. This option is
available only for some of the Effect tools
and the Clone tool. If the Brush settings
docker is not open, click Window `
Dockers ` Brush settings.

Apply the effect to an object and the


background simultaneously

Click the Merge source button on the


Dab attributes bar that displays in the
Brush settings docker. This option is only
available when the Cumulative button is
disabled.

Need more information?


For more information about retouching images, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Retouching.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Working with lenses


Lenses let you view special effects, corrections, or adjustments, on a separate object
layer before you apply the changes to the image.
In this section, youll learn about
creating lenses
editing lenses
combining lenses with the image background

Creating lenses
Lenses let you view adjustments and special effects that you want to apply to an image.
When you create a lens, the changes you make are not applied to the image pixels;
instead, they are displayed on the screen through the lens. The lens is created as a
separate object on a layer above the image background so you can edit the lens and the
background image separately.

The picture of the man is an image object cut out from a darker image. A lens
was applied to brighten the image object without permanently changing the
image object or background.

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You can create a lens to cover the entire image, or you can create a lens from the editable
area of a mask. When you create a lens, you must choose a lens type based on the change
that you want to apply. However, the types of lenses are determined by the images color
mode. For example, you cannot use a color lens on a grayscale image because there are
no colors to modify. If you want to correct or adjust image color and tone, choose a lens
type that corresponds to the adjustment and transform filters. For more information
about using filters, see Adjusting color and tone on page 287. If you want to apply a
special effect to improve image quality or dramatically transform an image, choose a
special effects filter. For more information about special effects, see Applying special
effects on page 343.

To create a lens
1 Click Object ` Create ` New lens.
2 Choose a lens from the Lens type list.
3 Type a name in the Lens name box.
4 Click OK.
If a dialog box displays, specify the lens properties.

To create a lens from an editable area


1 Define an editable area.
2 Click Object ` Create ` New lens.
3 Enable the Create lens from mask check box.
4 Choose a lens from the Lens type list.
5 Type a name in the Lens name box.
6 Click OK.
7 In the dialog box, specify the lens properties.

Editing lenses
After you create a lens, you can edit it. For example, you can add areas to it and remove
areas from it.
Lenses can be selected and transformed in the same way that you select and transform
objects. For information about selecting and transforming objects, see Working with
objects on page 357 and Modifying objects on page 363. You can also change the
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shape of a lens using a special effects filter. For more information about special effects,
see Applying special effects on page 343.

To add an area to a lens


1 Click the Object pick tool

2 Select a lens.
3 Click one of the following:
Paint tool
Rectangle tool
Ellipse tool
Polygon tool
Line tool
4 On the property bar, specify the tools attributes.
Ensure the New object button on the extended property bar is disabled.
5 Drag across the areas that you want to add to the lens.
When adding areas to a lens, the grayscale value of the foreground color or fill
color affects the lens opacity. White adds areas to the lens, while black makes
lens areas transparent. For more information, see Working with object
transparency in the Help.

To remove an area from a lens


1 Click the Object pick tool

2 Select a lens.
3 Click the Eraser tool

4 On the property bar, specify the Eraser tools attributes.


5 Drag across the areas that you want to remove from the lens.

To change the shape of a lens using a special effects filter


1 Click the Object pick tool

2 Select a lens.
3 Click Effects, and click a special effect.

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4 Specify the settings of the special effects filter.

Combining lenses with the image background


To apply a lenss adjustment and special effects to the pixels of an image, you combine
the lens with the image background. Combining a lens with the image background
reduces the file size of the image and lets you save the image to a non-native file format.
Once a lens is combined with the image background, the lens cannot be selected or
modified.

To combine a lens with the image background


1 Click the Object pick tool

2 Select a lens.
3 In the Objects docker, choose a merge mode from the Merge mode list box.
If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.
4 Click Object ` Combine, and click one of the following:
Combine objects with background combines the selected lens with the
image background
Combine all objects with background combines the selected lens and all
other objects with the image background

Need more information?


For more information about working with lenses, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with lenses.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Masking
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can use masks to isolate areas in an image for editing
while protecting the remaining areas from change. With their combination of editable
and protected areas, masks let you modify images with precision.
In this section youll learn about
distinguishing protected and editable areas
defining editable areas
defining editable areas by using color information
inverting and removing masks
cutting out images
For information about clip masks, see Using clip masks to change object transparency
in the Help.

Distinguishing protected and editable areas


You can use masks for advanced image editing. Masks function like a stencil placed over
an image: protected areas, paint and effects are not applied to the underlying image,
whereas in editable areas, paint and effects are applied to the image. When you define
an editable area for an image, you also define a corresponding mask, or protected area,
for the same image.
Mask overlay
By default, a mask overlay appears only over protected areas to make it easy to
differentiate between protected and editable areas. The mask overlay is a red-tinted,
transparent sheet. If you adjust the transparency of a mask in certain areas, the degree
of red displayed by the mask overlay in those areas varies accordingly.
You can hide the mask overlay.

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Mask marquee
The border separating an editable area and its corresponding protected area is indicated
by a dashed outline, called the mask marquee. You can display the mask marquee only
after hiding the mask overlay. You can change the color of the mask marquee so that it
can be seen clearly against an images colors.

To display or hide the mask overlay


Click Mask ` Mask overlay.
A check mark beside the menu command indicates that the mask overlay is visible.

To display or hide the mask marquee


Click Mask ` Marquee visible.
A check mark beside the menu command indicates that the marquee is visible.
The mask marquee does not appear when you use a mask overlay or when you
are adjusting the transparency of a mask.

Defining editable areas


There are a number of ways to define an editable area in an image without using color
information from the image.
Editable areas defined by using text, objects, or the Clipboard contents
You can define an editable area by using objects. When you create an editable area that
has the shape of one or more objects, you have to move the objects away from the
editable area before editing it.
You can define an editable area by using text. The editable area created when you type
has the font and style characteristics you specify. You can also create an editable area
from existing text.
You can define an editable area by pasting information from the Clipboard into the
image window as an editable area. The area you create is a floating editable area, which
you can edit and move without changing the underlying image pixels.

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Editable areas defined by using the Freehand Mask tool


You can define an editable area by outlining the image area as you would with a pencil
and paper, or by clicking at different points on the image to anchor straight line
segments.
Border-shaped editable areas
You can define a border-shaped editable area from the edges of an existing editable area
to frame parts of an image with a color, texture, or special effect. A new mask marquee
is placed on either side of an existing mask marquee to define a border-shaped editable
area.
Editable areas consisting of the entire image
You can also define the entire image as an editable area. This feature is very useful when
you want to apply a special effect requiring a mask to the entire image. For information
about special effects, see Applying special effects on page 343.

To define an editable area by using text, objects, or the Clipboard contents


To

Do the following

Define an area by using text

Click the Text tool , and specify the text


attributes on the property bar. Click the
Create text mask button on the
extended property bar, type the text, and
click anywhere in the toolbox to apply the
changes.

Define an area by using objects

Select one or more objects, and click Mask `


Create ` Mask from object(s).

Define an area by using the Clipboard


contents

Click Edit ` Paste ` Paste as new


selection.

To define an editable area by using the Freehand Mask tool


1 Open the Mask flyout
2 Click the Normal button

, and click the Freehand mask tool

on the property bar.

3 Click where you want to start and end each line segment in the image window.

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4 Double-click to complete the outline.


You can also define an editable area by dragging the Freehand mask tool in
the image window and double-clicking to complete the outline.

An editable area created with the Freehand mask tool

To define a border-shaped editable area


1 Open the Mask flyout

, and click a mask tool.

2 Define an editable area.


3 Click Mask ` Mask outline ` Border.
4 Type a value in the Width box.
5 Choose an edge type from the Edges list box.

To define the entire image as an editable area


Click Mask ` Select all.
If the mask overlay is enabled, the mask marquee does not appear.

Defining editable areas by using color information


You can define the editable and protected areas of a mask by using the color information
in an image. When you use color information, you must specify seed colors and a color
tolerance value. A seed color is the base color that you use to define either protected or
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editable areas. The color tolerance value defines the percentage of color variation from
the seed color that is allowed in the mask; a greater tolerance value adds more colors to
the protected or editable areas. Color tolerance is based on color similarity.
Editable areas with uniform colors
You can define an editable area of uniform color or an editable area surrounded by
uniform colors. If the area is surrounded by uniform colors, you can make a rough
outline that contracts to fit the area you want to edit, or you can base an editable area
on the boundary between uniform colors.
Editable areas throughout an image
You can define editable areas throughout an image by using a color mask. A color mask
lets you select seed colors throughout the image instead of within a specific area.
The color threshold lets you further refine the range of colors that are included in the
editable area. The threshold value evaluates the brightness of each seed color and
determines which pixels are included in the editable area. Adjusting the color threshold
lets you soften or sharpen the pixels at the edge of the editable area. To adjust the
threshold levels of a color mask, you can use a grayscale preview of your image to display
masked areas in black and editable areas in white.
Editable areas in a specific color channel
You can define an editable area within a specific color channel. Every color image has a
number of color channels, each representing one component of the images color model.
For example, an RGB image is composed of a red channel, a green channel, and a blue
channel. When an image is displayed in its individual color channels, only a part of its
color information is displayed. Displaying only certain color channels lets you define an
editable area with greater precision.

To define an editable area of uniform color


1 Open the Mask flyout
2 Click the Normal button

, and click the Magic wand mask tool

on the property bar.

3 Type a tolerance value in the Tolerance box.


4 Click a color in the image.
To edit an intricate image shape set against a plain background, you can define
the background as an editable area of uniform color and then invert the mask
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to make the shape editable. For more information about inverting masks, see
Inverting and removing masks on page 338.
The color of the first pixel that you click establishes the seed color; all adjacent
pixels with colors within the specified color tolerance range are included in the
editable area. The editable area expands until it reaches pixels with colors that
exceed the specified color tolerance.

To define an editable area surrounded by uniform color


1 Open the Mask flyout
, and choose one of the following:
Lasso mask tool lets you roughly outline an image area and then contract
the mask marquee around a specified range of colors within that area; uses an
initial seed color
Magnetic mask tool lets you establish a mask marquee along a boundary
between colors in an image; uses multiple seed colors
2 Click the Normal button

on the property bar.

3 Type a tolerance value in the Tolerance box.


4 In the image window, click a color that you want to protect from changes, and click
at different points to outline the editable area.
5 Double-click to complete the outline.
You can choose whether only the color of the first pixel or the color of every
pixel you click establishes a seed color. The color tolerance range indicates the
range of colors protected from changes. When the first pixel that you click
establishes the seed color, the protected area expands until the specified color
tolerance is reached. When you use the Lasso mask tool, the completed
outline of the editable area contracts from your original outline to fit the
irregular shape produced by excluding all the pixels from the original outline
that fall within the specified color tolerance range. When you use the
Magnetic mask tool, every pixel that you click establishes a seed color, so that
each time you click, the protected area expands until the specified color
tolerance is reached. The color tolerance is measured in relation to the current
seed color and within a specific area around the pointer.

To define editable areas throughout an image


1 Click Mask ` Color mask.
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2 Click the Normal mode button

3 Choose Sampled colors from the top pop-up menu.


4 Click the Eyedropper tool
5 Click the Preview button

, and click each seed color in the image window.


.

6 From the list box beside the Preview button, choose one of the following options:
Overlay Protected areas are covered by a red-tinted transparent sheet.
Grayscale Protected areas appear in black, and editable areas appear in white.
Black matte Protected areas are covered by a black-tinted transparent sheet.
White matte Protected areas are covered by a white-tinted transparent sheet.
Marquee A dotted line appears around the editable area.
7 Click More, and enable one of the following options:
Normal determines the color tolerance based on color similarity between
pixels
HSB mode determines the color tolerance based on similarity between hue,
saturation, and brightness levels of pixels
8 In the box beside each seed color, specify the percentage of color variation
permitted between pixels of that color and the remaining pixels.
9 In the Threshold area, move the Threshold slider and enable one of the following
options:
To black All pixels with a brightness value above the threshold value are
added to the protected area.
To white All pixels with a brightness value above the threshold value are
added to the editable area.
If colors from a previous session appear in the Color mask dialog box, click
Reset before you create a new color mask.
The Marquee display style is unavailable when the Marquee visible
command on the Mask menu is disabled.

To define editable areas in specific color channels


1 In the Channels docker, click the Eye icon beside a color channel.
If the Channels docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Channels.
2 Open the Mask flyout
Lasso mask tool
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Magic wand mask tool


3 Define an area in the image.

Inverting and removing masks


You can invert a mask so that the protected area becomes editable and the editable area
becomes protected. Inverting a mask when defining the image area that you want to
protect is easier than defining the area that you want to edit. For example, if you want
to edit an intricate shape in an image that is set against a plain background, it is easier
to select the background and then invert the mask.
You can remove a mask from an image when you no longer need it.

To invert a mask
Click Mask ` Invert.

To remove a mask
Click Mask ` Remove.
When you remove a mask, editable areas that were previously floating on your
image are automatically merged with the background.

Cutting out images


The Cutout Lab lets you cut out image areas from the surrounding background. This
feature allows you to isolate image areas and preserve edge detail, such as hair or blurred
edges.
To cut out an image area, you draw a highlight over its edges and then apply a fill to
define the inside of the area. To evaluate the results, you can preview the cutout with
the background removed or against a background of gray, white, or black. You can also
preview the cutout with the original image showing underneath and with the highlight
and fill displayed. If necessary, you can touch up the cutout by adding or removing
detail along its edges.
If you make a mistake, you can erase and redo sections of the highlighted and filled area,
undo or redo an action, or revert to the original image.
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By default, the cutout is placed as an object in the image window and the original image
is removed. You can also choose to keep both the cutout and the original image, or
create a clip mask from the cutout.

Cutout Lab workflow: (1) Highlight the edges of the image area; (2) add a
fill to the inside;(3) preview the cutout and touch it up if needed; (4) bring the
cutout into the image window; (5 optional) place the cutout against a
background image.

You can set options for some of the tools in the Cutout Lab. For example, you can
customize the thickness of the highlight by changing the nib size of the Highlighter
tool. If an image area has hard edges, you can use a thinner line to define its edges more
precisely. Conversely, if an image area has blurred or wispy edges that are hard to define,
you can use a thicker line. Also, you can change the highlight and the fill color to make
them more visible.
You can also zoom in to get a closer look at image detail or zoom out to view a larger
area of the image. You can pan to view image areas that fall outside the preview window.

To cut out an image area


1 Click Image ` Cutout Lab.
2 Click the Highlighter tool
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3 In the preview window, draw a line along the edges of the image area that you want
to cut out.
The line should slightly overlap the surrounding background.
4 Click the Inside fill tool

, and click inside the area you want to cut out.

5 Click Preview.
If you want to touch up the cutout, click the Add detail
tool, and drag over an edge.

or Remove detail

6 From the Cutout results area, choose any of the following options:
Cutout creates an object from the cutout and discards the original image
Cutout and original image creates an object from the cutout and preserves
the original image
Cutout as clip mask creates a clip mask from the cutout and attaches the
clip mask to the original image. A clip mask is a mask that is attached to an
object and lets you change the transparency of an object without permanently
affecting it. If you created a cutout from a background image, the background is
converted to an object.
You can also
Erase the highlight and fill

Click the Eraser tool , and drag over the


highlight and fill that you want to delete.
The Eraser tool is available before you click
Preview.

Undo or redo an action

Click the Undo

Revert to the original image

Click Reset.

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You can also


Set preview options

In the Preview settings area, enable any of


the following check boxes:
Show highlight displays the highlight
around the cutout
Show fill displays the fill inside the
cutout
Show original image displays the
original image underneath the cutout
From the Background list box, choose any
of the following options:
None displays the cutout against a
black-and-white checkered pattern. If the
Show original image check box is
enabled, the removed areas are displayed
covered by a semitransparent black-andwhite checkered pattern.
Grayscale displays the cutout against a
gray background. If the Show original
image check box is enabled, the removed
areas appear tinted gray.
Black matte displays the cutout
against black background. If the Show
original image check box is enabled, the
removed areas appear tinted black.
White matte displays the cutout
against white background. If the Show
original image check box is enabled, the
removed areas appear tinted white.

The Cutout Lab supports RGB, CMYK, grayscale, paletted, and Lab images.
When brought into the Cutout Lab, grayscale, paletted, and Lab images are
automatically converted to RGB or CMYK images, which may result in a
slight color shift. The original image colors are restored after you apply or
cancel the Cutout Lab command.

To set tool options in the Cutout Lab


1 Click Image ` Cutout Lab.
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2 Perform a task from the following table.


To

Do the following

Set the nib size of the Highlighter, Eraser,


Add detail, and Remove detail tools

Choose a nib size from the Nib size list box.

Change the highlight color

Choose a highlight color from the Highlight


color picker.

Change the fill color

Choose a fill color from the Fill color picker.

You can change the nib size of the Highlighter, Eraser, Add detail, and
Remove detail tools interactively by holding down Shift while dragging a
tool.

To view an image in the Cutout Lab


1 Click Image ` Cutout Lab.
2 Perform a task from the following table.
To

Do the following

Zoom in and out

Using the Zoom in


or Zoom out tool
, click in the preview window.

Display an image at its actual size

Click the 100%

Fit an image in the preview window

Click the Zoom to fit

Pan to another area of an image

Using the Pan tool , drag the image until


the area you want to see is visible.

button.
button.

Need more information?


For more information about masking, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Masking.
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Applying special effects


Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides special effects filters that let you apply a wide range of
transformations to images. For example, you can transform images to simulate
drawings, paintings, etchings, or abstract art.
In this section, youll learn about
working with special effects
applying preset styles
applying color and tone effects
managing plug-ins

Working with special effects


Corel PHOTO-PAINT special effects let you change the appearance of an image. You
can apply a special effect to the entire image, or you can use a mask or a lens to
transform only part of an image.
Applying special effects
The following are all the categories of special effects available, each of which includes
several different effects:
3-D effects

Color transform

Distort

Art strokes

Contour

Noise

Blur

Creative

Texture

Camera

Custom

When you apply a special effect, you can adjust its settings to control how the effect
transforms an image. For example, when you use a vignette effect to frame an image,
you can increase the offset value and decrease the fade value to decrease the size and

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opacity of the frame. With a watercolor effect, you can decrease the size of the brush to
show more image detail or increase the size of the brush for an abstract effect.
Applying special effects to part of an image
You can apply special effects to part of an image by defining an editable area. For
information about editable areas, see Masking on page 331.
You can also use a lens to apply a special effect to part of an image. The following special
effects are also preset lens types:
Jaggy despeckle

Scatter

Invert

Smooth

Pixelate

Posterize

Soften

Add noise

Threshold

Psychedelic

Remove noise

Solarize

Sharpen

When you use a lens, changes are not applied to the image; instead, they are seen on
the screen through the lens. For information about lenses, see Working with lenses on
page 327.
Repeating and fading special effects
You can repeat a special effect to intensify its result. You can also fade an effect to
diminish its intensity, and you can define how the effect is merged with the image. For
information about repeating and fading a special effect that youve applied, see
Undoing, redoing, repeating, and fading in the Help. For information about merge
modes, see Understanding merge modes in the Help.

To apply a special effect


1 Click Effects, choose a special effect category, and click an effect.
2 Adjust the settings of the special effect filter.
If the image contains one or more objects, the special effect is applied only to
the background or the selected object.
When you preview the special effect in the image window, you can press and
hold F2 to hide the special effect dialog box.
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Some special effects can affect the shape of the object they are applied to. You
can retain an outline of the objects original shape by enabling the Lock object
transparency button on the Objects docker. The areas which remain
between the outline of the original shape and the new shape of the object are
filled with black. If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers
` Objects.

To apply a special effect to an editable area


1 Define an editable area.
2 Click Effects, choose a special effect category, and click an effect.
3 Adjust the settings in the dialog box.

To repeat a special effect


Click Effects ` Repeat, and click one of the following:
Repeat [last effect] repeats the last applied effect
[Last effect] to all visible repeats the last applied effect to all visible
elements in an image
[Last effect] to all selected repeats the last applied effect to all selected
objects in an image

Applying preset styles


Some special effects include preset styles. You can apply different preset styles and
modify their settings to get the effect you want. When you are satisfied with an effect,
you can save the customized settings as a preset style to apply it to other images. When
you no longer need a preset style, you can delete it.
The following special effects include preset styles:
The Boss
Glass
Mesh warp
Lens flare
Frame
Whirlpool
Lighting effects
Alchemy
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Bevel effects
Spot filter
Bump map

To apply a preset style


1 Click Effects, choose a special effect category, and click an effect that includes
preset styles.
2 Choose a preset style from the Style or Presets list box.

To create a custom preset style


1 Click Effects, choose a special effect category, and click an effect that includes
preset styles.
If you want to base the custom preset style on an existing preset style, choose a
preset style from the Style or Presets list box.
2 Adjust the settings of the special effect.
3 Click the Add preset button

4 Type a name in the dialog box.

To delete a custom preset style


1 Click Effects, choose a special effect category, and click an effect that includes
preset styles.
2 Choose a preset style from the Style or Presets list box.
3 Click the Delete preset button

You cannot delete the default or the last-used preset style.

Applying color and tone effects


You can transform the color and tone of an image to produce a special effect. For
example, you can create an image that looks like a photographic negative or flatten the
appearance of an image.

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To apply color and tone effects


Click Image ` Transform, and click one of the following effects:
Invert lets you reverse the colors of an image. Inverting an image creates the
appearance of a photographic negative.
Posterize lets you reduce the number of tonal values in an image to remove
gradations and create larger areas of flat color
Threshold lets you specify a brightness value as a threshold. Pixels with a
brightness value higher or lower than the threshold will display in white or black,
depending on the threshold option you specify.
If a dialog box displays, adjust the effect settings.

Managing plug-ins
Plug-ins provide additional features and effects for image editing in
Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Special effect plug-in filters process image information and
alter an image according to preset specifications.
At start-up, Corel PHOTO-PAINT automatically detects and loads plug-ins placed in
the plug-ins folder. You can add more plug-ins to the plug-ins folder or you can add
plug-ins installed in other locations, but third-party plug-ins must be installed in a
folder for which you have read and write access.
You can disable plug-ins you are not using.

To install a plug-in from another location


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the Workspace list of categories, click Plug-ins.
3 Click Add.
4 Choose the folder where the plug-in is stored.

To disable a plug-in
1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the Workspace list of categories, click Plug-ins.
3 Disable the check box next to the plug-in you want to disable.

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If your plug-ins are installed in the Corel PHOTO-PAINT plug-ins folder, you
must add individual plug-ins to the list on the Plug-ins page, and disable the
first check box in the list (the Corel PHOTO-PAINT plug-in folder) before
you can disable individual plug-ins. To add individual plug-ins to the list, see
To install a plug-in from another location on page 347.
You can also disable a plug-in and remove it from the plug-in list by clicking
a plug-in to highlight it, and clicking the Remove button.

Need more information?


For more information about applying special effects, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Applying special effects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Filling images
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can fill objects, editable areas, and images with colors,
patterns, and textures. You can choose from a wide variety of fills and create your own
fills.
In this section, youll learn about
applying uniform fills
applying fountain fills
applying bitmap fills
applying texture fills
applying gradient fills

Applying uniform fills


Uniform fills are the simplest fill type. They are solid colors that you can apply to
images.

To apply a uniform fill


1 Open the Fill flyout
, and click the Fill tool .
If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool
before applying the fill.
2 Click the Uniform fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Uniform fill dialog box, choose a color model from the Model list box.
5 Click a color in the visual selection area.
6 Click OK.
7 Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.

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To apply a fill to a text object, you can first render the text as an editable area
by selecting the text object with the Text tool and clicking the Create text
mask button on the extended property bar. This produces a text-shaped
editable area to which you can apply fills.

Applying fountain fills


Fountain fills gradually change from one color to the next, along a linear, radial, conical,
square, or rectangular path. You can use fountain fills to create the illusion of depth. You
can choose a preset fill, or you can create a two-color or a custom fountain fill.

Linear, radial, conical, and rectangular fountain fills

To apply a preset fountain fill


1 Open the Fill flyout
, and click the Fill tool .
If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool
before applying the fill.
2 Click the Fountain fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a preset fountain fill from the Presets list
box.
5 Click OK.
6 Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.
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To create a two-color fountain fill


1 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill tool

2 Click the Fountain fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a fountain fill from the Presets list box.
5 Choose a fountain fill type from the Type list box.
6 Enable the Two color option in the Color blend area.
7 Open the following color pickers, and click a color:
From determines the start color for the progression
To determines the end color for the progression
8 Move the Mid-point slider to set the midpoint between the two colors.
9 Click one of the following:
Direct color path blends the colors along a straight line, beginning at the
start color and continuing across the color wheel to the end color
Counterclockwise color path blends the colors along a counterclockwise
path around the color wheel
Clockwise color path blends the colors along a clockwise path around the
color wheel

To create a custom fountain fill


1 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill tool

2 Click the Fountain fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a fountain fill from the Presets list box.
5 Choose a fountain fill type from the Type list box.
6 Enable the Custom option in the Color blend area.
7 Double-click the area above the Color band to add a color marker, and click a
color on the color palette.
If you want to change the location of a color marker, drag it to a new position.

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Applying bitmap fills


Bitmap fills are bitmaps that you can use to fill an object or image. You can fill an area
with a single bitmap. You can also tile, or repeat, a smaller bitmap across an area to
create a seamless pattern.
You can fill images with preset bitmap fills, or you can create custom bitmap fills from
saved images or editable areas. For more information about defining editable areas, see
Defining editable areas on page 332.
It is best to use less complex bitmaps for fills, because complex bitmaps are memoryintensive and slow to display. The complexity of a bitmap is determined by its size,
resolution, and bit depth.

Bitmap fills can be used to create interesting backgrounds and textures.

To apply a bitmap fill


1 Open the Fill flyout
, and click the Fill tool .
If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool
before applying the fill.
2 Click the Bitmap fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Bitmap fill dialog box, open the Bitmap fill picker, and click a fill.
5 Specify the attributes you want.
6 Click OK.
7 Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.
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Merge modes control the way the foreground or fill color blends with the base
color of the image. You can change the merge mode setting from the default
(Normal) for specific blending purposes. For more information about merge
modes, see Understanding merge modes in the Help.

To tile a bitmap fill


1 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill tool

2 Click the Bitmap fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Bitmap fill dialog box, open the Bitmap fill picker, and click a fill.
5 In the Size area, disable the Use original size and Scale bitmap to fit check
boxes.
6 Type values in the Width and Height boxes to specify the size of bitmap tiles.
To fill an image with a single, large bitmap, enable the Scale bitmap to fit
check box in the Size area.

To create a bitmap fill from an editable area


1 Define an editable area.
2 Click Edit ` Create fill from selection.
3 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
4 Type a filename in the File name box.
The bitmap fill you create is added to the Bitmap fill picker.

To import a bitmap fill


1 Open the Fill flyout

, and click the Fill tool

2 Click the Bitmap fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Bitmap fill dialog box, click the Load button.
5 In the Load bitmap fill dialog box, choose the folder, disk, or CD where the file is
stored.
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6 Double-click the filename.


Thumbnail images of the bitmap files you import are added to the Bitmap fill
picker.

Applying texture fills


Texture fills are three-dimensional patterns. You can use preset texture fills, such as
water, minerals, and clouds, or you can edit a preset to create a custom texture fill. You
cannot import files to use as texture fills.
When you edit a texture fill, you can modify parameters, such as the softness, density,
brightness, and colors. Parameters vary for each texture.

You can modify the attributes of a texture fill to change its appearance.

To apply a texture fill


1 Open the Fill flyout
, and click the Fill tool .
If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool
before applying the fill.
2 Click the Texture fill button

on the property bar.

3 Click the Edit button on the property bar.


4 In the Texture fill dialog box, choose a texture library from the Texture library
list box.
5 Choose a texture from the Texture list.
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6 Click OK.
7 Click where you want to apply the fill in the image.
Texture fills are scaled to the image or image area to which you apply them.
You cannot tile texture fills.
To apply a fill to a text object, you can first render the text as an editable area
by selecting the text object with the Text tool and clicking the Create text
mask button on the extended property bar. This produces a text-shaped
editable area to which you can apply fills.

Applying gradient fills


Gradient fills let you create a gradual blend between colors in an area. They are similar
to fountain fills, but they can be adjusted directly in the image window. Gradient fills
can be flat, linear, elliptical, radial, rectangular, square, or conical. They can also be
made up of bitmaps or texture patterns.
When you apply a gradient fill to an image, a gradient arrow, which marks the
transition from one color to another, displays in the image window. Each color in the
gradient fill is represented by a square node on the gradient arrow. You can change and
add colors or adjust the transparency of individual colors. You can also adjust the size of
the gradient fill.

Gradient fills can be used to enhance an image. You can adjust gradient fills
in the image window.
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To apply a gradient fill


1 Open the Fill flyout
, and click the Interactive fill tool .
If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool
before applying the fill.
2 Choose a gradient type from the Fill type list box on the property bar.
3 Choose Custom from the Interactive fill style list box on the property bar.
4 Drag in the image window to set the gradient arrow.
5 Drag a color swatch from the color palette to a color node on the gradient arrow. A
black arrow displays to indicate that the color swatch is in position.
If a color palette is not displayed, click Window ` Color palettes, and choose a
color palette.

Need more information?


For more information about applying fills to images, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Filling images.
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Working with objects


You can increase your image-editing capabilities using objects, which are independent
image elements that float above the background. Objects are transparent layers that
stack on top of one another. The background forms the bottom layer, and when you
create new objects, they are added to the top of the stack. For example, when you open
a photo, it becomes the background. You can then add shapes, brush strokes, sprayed
images, and other objects on top of the photo.

Objects are like layers that you can stack on top of one another. This image
consists of the background and two photo objects.

In this section youll learn about


creating objects
grouping and combining objects

Creating objects
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can create objects from:
brush strokes
shapes
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the background
editable areas
You can create objects from scratch by applying brush strokes or creating shapes, or you
can add brush strokes and shapes to an existing object. For more information about
applying brush strokes and creating shapes, see Painting on page 305.
You can also create an object using an entire image background. The background
cannot be edited or moved in the stacking order unless it is converted to an object.
Another way you can create an object is to define an editable area on an image
background or another object. When you create an object from an editable area, you
can include only the visible elements in that area. If an object is obscured by other
objects, and you cannot see it, then it will not be included in the editable area. For
information about defining editable areas, see Masking on page 331.

You can create an object using part of an image background. Here, an editable
area is defined and then the selection is copied and moved.

All objects in an image have the same resolution and color mode. As you add objects to
a file, the file size and memory requirements increase. To decrease file size, you can
flatten an image by combining objects. For more information on combining objects, see
Grouping and combining objects on page 360.
To retain objects when you save an image, you must save the image in the native
Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) file format. For more information on saving images, see
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To create an object using a brush tool


1 Click Object ` Create ` New object.
2 Open the Brush flyout

, and click the Paint tool

3 Set the attributes on the property bar.


4 Drag in the image window to create a brush stroke.
When the Marquee visible command in the Object menu is enabled, a dashed
outline, called a marquee, surrounds the new object.
All brush strokes and sprayed images are added to the active object by default.
You can also create an object by clicking the New object button in the
Objects docker. If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers
` Objects.

To create an object using a shape tool


1 Open the Shape flyout

, and click a shape tool.

2 Set the attributes on the property bar.


3 Drag in the image window to create a shape.
When the Marquee visible command in the Object menu is enabled, a dashed
outline, called a marquee, surrounds the new object.
If you want to add a shape to the active object, instead of creating a new object,
disable the New object button on the extended property bar .

To create an object using the entire image background


Click Object ` Create ` From background.

To create an object using an editable area


1 In the Objects docker, click the thumbnail of the background, or of an object.
If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.
2 Define an editable area.
3 Click Object ` Create ` Object: copy selection.
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If you want to remove the editable area of an image as you create an object,
click Object ` Create ` Object: cut selection.

To create an object using all visible elements in an editable area


1 Define an editable area.
2 Click Edit ` Copy visible.
3 Click Edit ` Paste ` Paste as new object.

Grouping and combining objects


You can group objects so they behave as one unit. Grouped objects can be moved,
deleted, or transformed as a single entity. You can add objects to an existing group, and
ungroup the objects when you want to edit them individually.
Another way to group objects is to create a clipping group. Clipping groups let you
combine the characteristics of objects by placing the image elements from one or more
objects into the shape of another; the characteristics of child objects are inserted into the
shape of the parent object. For example, if the parent object is a picture of a flower, and
the child object is a picture of the sky, the result will be a flower shape with the color
and texture of the sky. An object is the parent to objects above it in the stacking order;
a child object cannot be below the parent object. If you want to create a clipping group
using the background image, you must first turn the background into an object. You
can undo a clipping group at any time.
Combining objects lets you group them permanently. You can combine multiple objects
into one object, or combine objects with the background. When you combine objects,
you lose the ability to edit the objects independently. You can also decrease the file size
of an image by combining objects.

To group objects
1 In the image window, select the objects.
2 Click Object ` Arrange ` Group.

To add an object to a group of objects


1 In the image window, select an object in a group.
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2 Hold down Shift, and click the object you want to add.
3 Click Object ` Arrange ` Group.

To ungroup objects
1 In the image window, click an object in a group.
2 Click Object ` Arrange ` Ungroup.

To create a clipping group


1 In the Objects docker, click the column to the left of the object thumbnail to make
it a child object. A Paper clip icon displays.
If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.
2 In the image window, select the child object and drag it over the parent object.
Only areas of the child object that fall within the boundaries of the parent
object are visible. Otherwise, only the object marquee of the child object is
visible.
A child object must be above a parent object in the Objects docker stacking
order.

To undo a clipping group


In the Objects docker, click the Paper clip icon

next to each child object.

If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.

To combine objects
To combine
Multiple objects into one object

Select the objects, and click Object `


Combine ` Combine objects together.

One or more objects with the background

Select an object or objects, and click Object


` Combine ` Combine objects with
background.

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To combine
All objects with the background

Click Object ` Combine ` Combine all


objects with background.

When objects are combined with the background, they become part of the
background layer and can no longer be edited as individual objects.
You can specify a merge mode and transparency level before you combine
objects by modifying the settings in the Merge mode list box and Opacity box
in the Objects docker. If the Objects docker is not open, click Window `
Dockers ` Objects.

Need more information?


For more information about working with objects, click Help ` Help topics,
click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Working with objects.
For information about using the Help, see To use the Help on page 13.

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Modifying objects
Objects are independent image elements that can be layered on top of one another.
You can transform objects, change their edges, add drop shadows, and adjust their
transparency. Objects can be changed without affecting the other objects, or the
background, in an image.
In this section youll learn about
transforming objects
changing the edges of objects
adding drop shadows to objects

Transforming objects
You can change the appearance of objects using the following transformations.
Transformation

Description

Sizing

Lets you change the width and height of an


object

Scaling

Lets you size an object to a percentage of its


original size

Rotating

Lets you turn an object around its center of


rotation

Flipping

Lets you create a horizontal or vertical mirror


image of an object

Skewing

Lets you slant an object to one side

Distorting

Lets you stretch an object disproportionately

Applying perspective

Lets you give an object the appearance of


depth

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You can apply freeform transformations in the image window or manually adjust
settings for more precise results.
You can apply transformations to a single object or multiple objects simultaneously.
Transformation

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Applied to objects in an image

Sizing and scaling

The photo object is scaled down to fit


onto the background image.

Flipping

The object is flipped to create a


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Rotating

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The reflection is skewed to create a


realistic angle.

Distorting

The shadow is distorted to indicate the


direction of a light source.

Perspective

A second shadow is added and


modified.

To size an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click the Position and size mode button

on the property bar.

3 Drag any of the handles on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.
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To scale an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click the Scale mode button

on the property bar.

3 Drag a corner handle on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

To rotate an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click the Rotate mode button

on the property bar.

3 Drag a rotation handle on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

To flip an object
1 Select an object.
2 Hold down Ctrl, and drag a middle handle on the highlighting box across the
object, past the middle handle on the opposite side.
3 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

To skew an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click the Skew mode button

on the property bar.

3 Drag a skewing handle on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

To distort an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click the Distort mode button
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3 Drag a distortion handle on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

To apply perspective to an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click the Perspective mode button

on the property bar.

3 Drag a perspective handle on the highlighting box.


4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar .
If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object.

Changing the edges of objects


You can adjust the appearance of an object by changing the characteristics of its edges.
You can blend the edges of an object with the background by feathering, defringing,
and removing black and white edges. To emphasize a certain object in an image, you
can define its edges by sharpening them.
Feathering
Feathering softens the edges of an object by gradually increasing the transparency of the
edge pixels. You can specify the width of the feathered section of the object and the
transparency gradient you want to use.

The object on the right has been feathered to soften its edges.

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Defringing
An object created from an editable area sometimes includes stray pixels along its edges.
This is apparent when the editable area is surrounded by pixels of a different brightness
or color. Defringing replaces the color of the stray pixels with a color from the object so
that the object blends with the background.
Removing black or white object edges
You can remove black or white edges from a feathered object by making pixels along
the edges more transparent or more opaque.
Sharpening
Sharpening defines the edges of an object by making the edges crisp. The edges become
sharper as the pixels below the threshold become transparent and the pixels within the
threshold become opaque.

The object on the right has been sharpened to define its edges and make them
more crisp.

Changing the appearance of the object marquee


You can customize the appearance of the object marquee by changing its color and
threshold value. Changing the marquee threshold value modifies the location of the
visual boundary of the active object. You can also change the color of the object marquee
to make it more visible against the image background.

To feather the edges of an object


1 Select an object.
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2 Click Object ` Feather.


3 Type a value in the Width box.
4 From the Edges list box, choose one of the following:
Linear changes the edge transparency in even increments from the beginning
to the end of the feathered section
Curved results in small transparency increments at the beginning of the
feathered edge, larger transparency increments in the middle, and small
transparency increments at the end
If you want to view the effect in the image window, click Preview .

To defringe an object
1 Select an object.
2 Click Object ` Matting ` Defringe.
3 Type a value in the Width box.
Higher values create a more gradual transition between the edges of the object and
the background.

To remove black or white edges from an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Object ` Matting, and click one of the following:
Remove black matte makes edge pixels more transparent
Remove white matte makes edge pixels more opaque

To sharpen the edges of an object


1 Select an object.
2 Click Object ` Matting ` Threshold.
3 Type a value from 1 to 255 in the Level box.
Higher values include fewer semitransparent pixels.

To change the object marquee


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the Workspace list of categories, click Display.
3 Type a value from 1 to 255 in the Object threshold box.
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Lower values enclose more of the object's pixels.


4 Open the Object marquee color picker, and click a color.
When you change the threshold value of the object marquee, the area enclosed
by the marquee changes, but the object itself does not change. Pixels that are
not completely opaque can lie outside the marquee even though they are still
part of the object.

Adding drop shadows to objects


There are three types of drop shadows: glow, flat, and perspective. Glow drop shadows
silhouette objects and are centered horizontally and vertically; they simulate a light
source shining straight onto an object. Flat drop shadows simulate the effect of
directional light, so shadows are offset. Perspective drop shadows create threedimensional depth. You can add a drop shadow to any object, including text.

The object on the left has a flat drop shadow, while the object on the right has
a perspective drop shadow.

You can create and adjust drop shadows interactively in the image window. You can also
change the color, position, direction, and transparency of a drop shadow directly in the
image window.
You can also apply preset drop shadows. When you apply a preset, you can modify it to
create a custom drop shadow. For example, you can change its direction and distance
from an object, its color, and its opacity. By default, the edges of drop shadows feature
squared feathering. You can choose another feathering type, such as a Gaussian blur
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which creates a realistic-looking drop shadow. You can also copy a custom drop shadow
or save it as a preset.
When you change the shape or transparency of an object that has a drop shadow, the
drop shadow automatically also changes.

To add an interactive drop shadow


1 Open the Interactive/Transparency flyout
dropshadow tool .

, and click the Interactive

2 Select an object.
If you want to create a flat drop shadow, drag from the center of the object
If you want to create a perspective drop shadow, drag from the edge of an object.
You can also
Change the color of the drop shadow

Drag a color swatch from the color palette to


the end node on the drop shadow arrow.

Move the drop shadow

Drag the start node on the drop shadow


arrow.

Change the direction of the drop shadow

Drag the drop shadow arrow head.

Adjust the drop shadows opacity

Drag the triangular Transparency handle


on the drop shadow arrow.

Adjust the edge feathering

Drag the triangular Feather handle on the


drop shadow arrow. By default, squared
feathering is used, but you can choose
another type from the Shadow feather
edge picker on the extended property bar
. For example, the Gaussian blur creates a
realistic drop shadow.

To add a preset or custom drop shadow


1 Open the Interactive/Transparency flyout
dropshadow tool .

, and click the Interactive

2 Select an object.
3 Choose a preset from the Preset list box on the property bar.
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4 Open the Shadow color picker on the property bar, and click a color.
5 On the extended property bar , type values in any of the following boxes:
Shadow direction lets you specify the angle of the shadow in relation to the
object
Shadow offset lets you specify the distance of the shadow from the objects
point of origin
Shadow fade lets you specify the percentage by which a perspective drop
shadow fades as it moves away from the object
Shadow stretch lets you specify the length of a perspective shadow
Shadow transparency lets you specify the transparency of the shadow
Shadow feather lets you specify the number of pixels on the edge of the
shadow that are feathered to create a soft edge. By default, squared feathering is
used, but you can choose another type from the Shadow feather edge picker
on the extended property bar. For example, if you want to create a realistic drop
shadow, choose the Gaussian blur. You can also specify a direction for the
feathered pixels from the Shadow feather direction picker .

To copy a drop shadow


1 Select the object to which you want to apply a drop shadow.
2 Open the Interactive/Transparency flyout
dropshadow tool .
3 Click the Copy shadow properties button

, and click the Interactive


on the extended property bar

4 Click the object that has the drop shadow properties you want to copy.

Need more information?


For more information about modifying objects, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Modifying objects.
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Creating images for the Web


Corel PHOTO-PAINT gives you the tools you need to create images for the Web.
In this section, youll learn about
exporting and optimizing images for the Web
creating and editing rollovers

Exporting and optimizing images for the Web


In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can export and optimize images for the Web.
Exporting images
Before you use an image on the Web, you must export it to a Web-compatible file
format, such as the GIF or JPEG format. The GIF file format is best for line drawings,
text, and images with sharp edges or few colors, while the JPEG file format is suitable
for photos. For information about these file formats and alternatives, see Choosing a
Web-compatible file format in the Help.
Optimizing images
You can also optimize an image for the Web before you export it to adjust its display
quality and file size. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can preview an image with up to
four different configurations of settings. You can compare file formats, preset settings,
download speeds, compression, file size, image quality, and color range. You can also
examine previews by zooming and panning within the preview windows.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides preset settings, but you can edit these presets, and add
and delete custom presets. Once you specify the settings you want for all of the preview
areas, you can save the settings for the entire optimization dialog box.

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The Web image optimizer lets you preview an image in different


Web-compatible file formats.

To export an image for the Web


1 Click File ` Export for Web.
2 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
3 Type a filename in the Filename box.
4 Disable the Slices check box.
5 Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.
6 Enable the Images only option.
7 Click Save.
8 In the export dialog box for the chosen file format, specify the settings you want.

To optimize and export an image for the Web


1 Click File ` Web image optimizer.
2 Below the image preview windows, choose from the following list boxes:
File type
Web preset
If you want the image previews, download speeds, compression percentages, file
sizes, and color palettes to update automatically, ensure that Preview is enabled.
3 Choose an option from each of the list boxes below an image preview window to
select the file format to which you want to save.
A red border indicates the selected format.
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4 Click OK.
5 In the Save Web image to disk dialog box, type a filename in the Filename box.
6 Choose the folder where you want to save the image.
7 Click Save.
You can also
Increase the number of preview areas

In the top right corner, click one of the


preview area display buttons.

Pan to another section of the image

Drag in the first preview window.

Zoom in

Choose a magnification level from the Zoom


level list box.

Edit preset settings for a single preview area

Click Advanced in one of the preview areas.


In the Export dialog box, customize the
preset options. If you select GIF or PNG8
file formats, you can modify the color palette
and settings in the Convert to paletted
dialog box.

Save the current configuration of settings for


a preview area

Click the Save settings button for each


area where you want to save the settings.

Save a custom preset

Click Add

Delete a custom preset

Click Delete

Preview the file download time for a


particular connection speed

Choose a speed from the Connection speed


list box.

.
.

You can compare file types with the original image by selecting Original file
type in one of the preview panes.

Creating and editing rollovers


A rollover is an interactive image that changes in appearance when you click or point
to it. For example, you can make a button change color when it is clicked, or display
text when you point to it. Rollovers are frequently used on Web pages as navigation
buttons.
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Creating rollovers
Rollovers are made using objects, such as shapes, brush strokes and text. You can use a
single object or a group of objects, such as an ellipse with text on it. Rollovers consist of
the following states:
Normal displays the default state
Over is triggered when you point to it
Down is triggered when you click it
Each state consists of an object or multiple objects.

The three states of a rollover: normal, over, and down

You can assign properties to a rollover, such as a Web address that opens when you click
a rollover, and alternate text that displays when you point to it. You can specify a target
for the down state which determines how a Web page opens in a browser window. You
can also add sound to the over and down rollover states, which will play when these
rollover states are activated.
Editing rollover objects
You can edit rollover states by adding, modifying and removing objects in each state.
When you create a rollover, the original objects are copied to the normal, over, and
down states. Adding an object to a rollover state adds the object to all states. However,
any changes you make to an object are applied only to the current state. For example,
you can use different text for the over state by replacing the original text in that state.
If you want to create a rollover using an editable area or the background, they must first
be converted to objects. For more information about defining editable areas, see
Masking on page 331.
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When you create a rollover, the image is sliced, and the rollover becomes a slice. For
more information on working with image slices, and exporting and optimizing sliced
images, see Slicing images in the Help.

To create a rollover
1 Select one or more objects.
When you create a rollover, the original objects are destroyed. If you want to retain
the original objects, save them before you create a rollover.
2 Click Web ` Create rollover from object.
3 In the Rollover docker, set any of the following properties for the rollover:
URL specifies an address, or URL, for a Web page.
ALT specifies the alternate text that displays when you point to a rollover.
4 Choose one of the following rollover states from the States list box:
Normal
Over
Down
5 Edit the selected rollover state by adding, removing, and modifying objects.
6 Click the Finish editing button .
Each state retains its component objects, so you can continue to edit the rollover.
You can also
Add sound to a rollover state

In the Sound box, type a filename of the


sound you want to play when the selected
state is triggered. You can also click the
Browse button to locate and choose the
sound file.

Specify the target frame or browser window


for the URL

Click a target type in the Target list box:


_self opens the URL in the current frame,
_blank opens the URL in a new browser
window, _top opens the URL in the root
frame of the browser, _parent opens the
URL in the highest level frame.

Preview a rollover in a browser

In the Rollover docker, click the Preview in


browser button .

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You can also


Click the Create rollover from object
button .

Create a new rollover

In the Objects docker, rollover objects are highlighted, grouped, and have a
Rollover object icon to the right of the object name. The Text rollover
object icon
indicates that the rollover object is text.
In the Objects docker, the Rollover object icon turns red when a rollover
overlaps another rollover. Overlapping rollovers cannot be exported. You must
move the rollover so it no longer overlaps with another rollover object.

To edit a rollover
1 In the Objects docker, select a rollover.
Rollovers have Rollover object icons to the right of their object names.
If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.
2 Click Web ` Edit rollover.
3 In the Rollover docker, choose one of the following rollover states from the States
list box:
Normal
Over
Down
4 Edit the rollover state by adding, removing, and modifying objects.
5 Click the Finish editing button

You can also


Return a state to the current Normal state,
so you can start over again

Click Reset.

Return all states in a rollover to simple


objects

Click Web ` Extract rollover.

When you extract a rollover to simple objects, the component objects are
named automatically.

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It is not possible to edit two rollovers at the same time.


You can edit a rollover by double-clicking it in the image window.
You can also edit a rollover by clicking the Edit rollover button
Rollover docker.

in the

To add an object to a rollover


1 In the Rollover docker, choose one of the following rollover states from the States
list box:
Normal
Over
Down
2 Open the Shape flyout

, and click a shape tool.

3 Drag in the image window to create a shape.


The object is added to all rollover states.
You can also
Add brush strokes

Open the Brush flyout


, click
the Paint tool , and drag in the image
window to create a brush stroke.

Add text

Click the Text tool , click in the image


window, and type the text.

For more information about adding shapes and brush strokes, see Working
with objects on page 357. For more information about adding text, see
Working with text in the Help.
All brush strokes are added to the active object by default. You can also create
an object by clicking the New object button in the Objects docker. If the
Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.

To modify an object in the current rollover state


1 In the Rollover docker, choose one of the following rollover states from the States
list box:
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Normal
Over
Down
2 In the Objects docker, select the object you want to modify.
If the Objects docker is not open, click Window ` Dockers ` Objects.
3 Modify the object.
The changes apply only to the object in the current state.
A rollover can display different text in each of the normal, over and down
states. To edit text in a rollover, click the Text tool , point to the text until
the pointer becomes a cursor, and select the text. Type new text to replace the
current text.

To remove an object from the current rollover state


1 In the Rollover docker, choose one of the following rollover states from the States
list box:
Normal
Over
Down
2 In the Objects docker, select the object you want to remove.
3 Double-click the Eraser tool .
The object is removed only from the current state.

Need more information?


For more information about creating images for the Web, click Help ` Help
topics, click the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Creating images for
the Web.
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Saving and closing


In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can save your work as you create and edit an image and
before you close it. You can also save images to many different file formats.
In this section, youll learn about
saving images
exporting images to other file formats
closing images

Saving images
You can save an image to preserve it. You can also save images automatically at regular
intervals and save backup copies of the file.
When you save an image, you can specify a file format, a filename, and a folder where
you want to save the file. Images are automatically saved using the currently selected
file format, name, and location. The default format is the native Corel PHOTO-PAINT
(CPT) file format. Saving to the Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) file format retains all
image properties objects, the most recently created mask, alpha channels, grids,
guidelines, and color information so you can edit them later.

To save an image
1 Click File ` Save as.
2 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
3 Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.
4 Type a filename in the Filename list box.
The file extension for the file format you choose is appended to the filename
automatically, but can be removed.
5 Click Options.
6 Enable any of the following active check boxes:
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Selected only saves only the editable areas defined in your image, when there
are no active and selected objects. If there are no editable areas, this option saves
only the active and selected objects.
Web_safe_filenames replaces the white space in a filename with an
underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based
filenames.
Do not show filter dialog suppresses dialog boxes that provide other options
when exporting
7 Click Save.
You can also
Compress a file

Choose a compression type from the


Compression type list box.

Save a file in a new folder

Click New, type a name in the Name of


new folder box, and click Create.

Specify information about a file

Type any comments you want in the Notes


box.

When you save an image containing objects to a file format that does not
support objects, you can continue working on the original file (which still
contains the objects) in the image window. The image and its objects can still
be saved to the Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) format.
You can also save an image by clicking the Save button
toolbar.

on the standard

You can add notes to an image when you save it by typing text in the Notes
box. You can view notes in the Notes box in the Open dialog box when you
open an image, or in the Import dialog box when you import an image. Some
file formats do not let you save annotations with an image.

Exporting images to other file formats


You can export Corel PHOTO-PAINT images to a variety of file formats. The file
format you choose depends on how you want to use the image in the future. However,
when you export an image to another file format, you may lose some image properties;
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each file format has its own idiosyncrasies and appropriate use. For example, if you want
to work on an image in another image editing application, you can export it to the
Adobe Photoshop (PSD) file format. You retain many image properties, such as
objects and masks, so you can continue to edit the image. If you want to share an image,
the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) or the Windows bitmap (BMP) file format are
suitable because they are standard formats; images in these formats can be opened in
most image viewers and most image editing and desktop publishing applications.
You can also export a file so that it is optimized for use with a suite of office productivity
applications, such as Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office.
For information about the image properties supported by file formats, consult the
technical notes for each file format in File formats in the Help.

To export an image to another file format


1 Click File ` Export.
2 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
3 Choose a file format from the Files of type list box.
4 Type a filename in the File name list box.
The file extension for the file format you choose is appended to the filename
automatically, but can be removed.
5 Click Options.
6 Enable any of the following active check boxes:
Selected only saves only the editable areas defined on your image, when
there are no active and selected objects. If there are no editable areas, this option
saves only the active and selected objects.
Web_safe_filenames replaces the white space in a filename with an
underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based
filenames.
Do not show filter dialog suppresses dialog boxes that provide other options
when exporting
7 Click Save.
To compress an image while exporting, choose a compression type from the
Compression type list box.

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To export an image to Microsoft Office or WordPerfect Office


1 Click File ` Export for Office.
2 From the Export to list box, choose one of the following:
Microsoft Office
WordPerfect Office
3 Click OK.
4 Locate the folder where you want to save the file.
5 Type a filename in the File name list box.
6 Click Save.
Images are exported at 96 DPI with color management settings unchanged.
Layers in an image are flattened when exported to Microsoft Office or
WordPerfect Office.

Closing images
You can close an image or all images at any time. If you close images without saving
them, your work is lost.

To close an image
To close

Do the following

An image

Click File ` Close.

All images

Click Window ` Close all.

Need more information?


For more information about saving images, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Saving and closing.
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Managing color for


display, input, and output
You may find that the colors displayed on your monitor dont match the colors of a
scanned image or of a printers output. Color management lets you reproduce colors
accurately by using color profiles and by correcting colors for display.
In this section, youll learn about
working with color profiles
choosing advanced color management settings
correcting colors for display

Working with color profiles


A color management system helps you achieve accurate colors across a variety of devices
consistently. The first stage in setting up your color management system is to choose
color profiles for your monitor and each of the devices you use, such as scanners, digital
cameras, and printers.
Understanding color management
Each device has a range of colors, or color space, that it uses. For example, a monitor
displays a different set of colors than a printer reproduces. So, you may see some colors
on the screen that cannot be printed. You can use a color management system to
translate colors from one device to another. Color profiles define the color space for your
monitor and for the input and output devices you use.
Choosing color profiles
Different brands and models of monitors, scanners, digital cameras, and printers have
different color spaces and thus require different color profiles. Some widely used profiles
are installed with your application.
Standard ICC (International Color Consortium) color profiles are used in your
application. You can choose color profiles for the following:
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monitor
scanner/digital camera
composite printer
separations printer
internal RGB color space

Obtaining additional color profiles


If you need additional profiles or updates, you can get them from the application CD,
or you can download them. You can access other color profiles. For more information,
see To copy a color profile from the CD on page 386 and To download a color profile
on page 387.

To choose a color profile


1 Click Tools ` Color management.
2 Click a profile name under one of the following icons:
Scanner/digital camera
Separations printer
Monitor
Composite printer
Internal RGB
3 Choose a profile from the list box.

To copy a color profile from the CD


1 Click Tools ` Color management.
2 Below a device icon, click a color profile list box, and choose Get profile from
disk.
3 Insert the application CD.
4 In the Browse for folder dialog box, choose the folder where the profiles are
located.
You may want to load color profiles that you have stored on a network or on your
hard disk.
5 In the Install from disk dialog box, choose the color profile you want to copy.
6 Click Choose.
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To download a color profile


1 Click Tools ` Color management.
2 Below a device icon, click a color profile list box, and choose Download profiles.
3 In the dialog box, enable the check box for each profile you want to download.
4 Click Download.
5 In the Save as dialog box, choose a destination for the color profile.
If you want to store the new color profile with the existing profiles, download it to
the applications Color folder.

Choosing advanced color management settings


Once you choose color profiles, the color management system uses a Color Matching
Module (CMM) to match colors between devices as closely as possible. Your application
uses the Kodak Color Management System by default. You can also choose different
rendering intents, which control how the color management system converts colors
between different color spaces.

To choose a color engine and rendering intent


1 Click Tools ` Color management.
2 Click the Internal RGB icon

3 In the Advanced settings dialog box, from the Rendering intent list box, choose
one of the following:
Absolute colorimetric preserves the white point throughout conversion
Automatic default setting, which uses saturation for vector graphics and
perceptual for bitmaps
Perceptual good for a variety of images, especially bitmaps and photographic
images
Relative colorimetric good for producing proofs on inkjet printers
Saturation good for vector graphics (lines, text, and solid colored objects)
4 Choose an option from the Color engine list box.

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Correcting colors for display


You can correct colors so that they display as accurately as possible on screen. If you
correct only the display colors, the colors are shown according to the internal RGB and
monitor color profiles.
If you display colors as they will print, on-screen colors simulate output using the
Internal RGB, monitor, and printer color profiles. Simulating printer output may cause
on-screen colors to appear dull.

To correct colors for display


Click Tools ` Color management.
To

Do the following

Correct display colors

Click the arrow from the Internal RGB


icon to the Monitor icon

Display simulation of a composite printer


output

Click the arrow from the Composite

Display simulation of a color separations


printer output

Click the arrow from the Separations

Display simulation of a separations printer


on a composite printer

Click the arrow from the Separations

printer icon

printer icon

printer icon
icon

to the Monitor icon

to the Monitor icon

to the Composite printer

Need more information?


For more information about color management, click Help ` Help topics, click
the Contents tab, and double-click the topic Managing color for display, input,
and output.
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Printing
Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides extensive options for printing your work.
In this section, you'll learn about
printing your work
laying out print jobs
previewing print jobs

Printing your work


In the Corel PHOTO-PAINT application, you can print one or more copies of the same
image. You can specify whether to print the current image or specific images. Before
printing an image, you can specify printer properties, including paper size and device
options.

To set printer properties


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Click Properties.
4 Set any properties in the dialog box.

To print your work


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Choose a printer from the Name list box.
4 Type a value in the Number of copies box.
If you want the copies collated, enable the Collate check box.
5 Enable one of the following options:
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Current document prints the active drawing


Current page prints the active page
Pages prints the pages that you specify
Documents prints the documents that you specify
The Collate check box is available only for documents with more than one
page.

Laying out print jobs


You can lay out a print job by specifying the size, position, and scale. Tiling a print job
prints portions of each page on separate sheets of paper that you can assemble into one
sheet. You would, for example, tile a print job that is larger than your printer paper.
If the orientation of a print job differs from the orientation specified in the printer
properties, a message prompts you to adjust the paper orientation of the printing
device. You can disable this prompt, so that the printer adjusts paper orientation
automatically.

To specify the size and position of a print job


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Layout tab.
3 Enable one of the following options:
As in document maintains the image size, as it is in the document
Fit to page sizes and positions the print job to fit to a printed page
Reposition images to lets you reposition the print job by choosing a position
from the list box
Enabling the Reposition images to option lets you specify size, position, and
scale in the corresponding boxes.

To tile a print job


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Layout tab.
3 Enable the Print tiled pages check box.
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4 Type values in the following boxes:


Tile overlap lets you specify the number of inches by which to overlap tiles
% of page width lets you specify the percentage of the page width the tiles
will occupy
Enable the Tiling marks check box to include tiling alignment marks.

To change the page orientation prompt


1 Click Tools ` Options.
2 In the list of categories, double-click Global, and click Printing.
3 Choose Page orientation prompt from the Option list.
4 Choose one of the following from the Setting list box:
Off always match orientation
On ask if orientations differ
Off don't change orientation

Previewing print jobs


You can preview your work to show how the position and size of the print job will appear
on paper. For a detailed view, you can zoom in on an area. You can view how the
individual color separations will appear when printed. You can also increase the speed
of a print preview by hiding the graphics.
Before printing your work, you can view a summary of issues for a print job to find
potential printing problems. For example, you can check the current print job for print
errors, possible print problems, and suggestions for resolving issues.

To preview a print job


Click File ` Print preview.
You can quickly preview a print job in the Print dialog box by clicking File `
Print, and clicking the Mini preview button .

To magnify the preview page


1 Click File ` Print preview.
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2 Click View ` Zoom.


3 Enable the Percent option, and type a value in the box.
You can also magnify the preview page by choosing a preset zoom level.
You can also zoom in on a portion of the print preview by clicking the Zoom
tool in the toolbox and marquee selecting an area.

To preview color separations


1 Click File ` Print preview.
2 On the property bar, click the Enable color separations button

You can preview the composite by clicking View ` Preview separations `


Composite.

To hide or display graphics


1 Click File ` Print preview.
2 Click View ` Show image.
A check mark beside the menu command name indicates that graphics are
displayed.

To view a summary of issues for a print job


1 Click File ` Print.
2 Click the Issues tab.

Need more information?


For more information about printing, click Help ` Help topics, click the
Contents tab, and double-click the topic Printing.
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Glossary
A B C D E F G H I JK L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
A
accelerator table
A file that contains a list of shortcut keys. Different tables are active depending on the
task that you are performing.
active object (Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
An object that has a red border around its thumbnail in the Objects docker.
add-in
A separate module that extends the functionality of an application.
alpha channel
A temporary storage area for masks. When you save a mask to an alpha channel, you
can access and reuse it in the image as many times as you want. You can save an alpha
channel to a file or load a previously saved channel in the active image.
ambient lighting
The lighting in a room, including natural and artificial light sources.
anchor point
The point that remains stationary when you stretch, scale, mirror, or skew an object.
Anchor points correspond to the eight handles that appear when an object is selected,
as well as the center of a selection box marked by an X.
animation file
A file that supports moving images; for example, animated GIF and QuickTime
(MOV).

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anti-aliasing
A method of smoothing curved and diagonal edges in images. Intermediate pixels along
edges are filled to smooth the transition between the edges and the surrounding area.
arrow keys
Direction keys that move or nudge selected objects in small increments. You can also
use arrow keys to position the cursor when you type or edit text on-screen or in a dialog
box.
artistic text
A type of text created with the Text tool. Use artistic text to add short lines of text, such
as titles, or to apply graphic effects, such as fitting text to a path, creating extrusions
and blends, and creating all other special effects. An artistic text object can contain up
to 32,000 characters.
aspect ratio
The ratio of the width of an image to its height (expressed mathematically as x:y). For
example, the aspect ratio of an image that is 640 x 480 pixels is 4:3.
B
base color
The color of the object that appears under a transparency. The base color and the color
of the transparency combine in various ways depending on the merge mode you apply
to the transparency.
Bzier line
A straight or curved line made up of segments connected by nodes. Each node has
control handles that allow the shape of the line to be modified.
bit depth
The number of binary bits that define the shade or color of each pixel in a bitmap. For
example, a pixel in a black-and-white image has a depth of 1 bit, because it can only be
black or white. The number of color values that a given bit depth can produce is equal
to 2 to the power of the bit depth.
bitmap
An image composed of grids of pixels or dots.
See also vector graphic.
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bitmap fill
A fill created from any bitmap.
black point
A brightness value that is considered black in a bitmap image. In
Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can set the black point to improve the contrast of an
image. For example, in a histogram of an image, with a brightness scale of 0 (dark) to
255 (light), if you set the black point at 5, all pixels with a value greater than 5 are
converted to black.
black-and-white color mode
A 1-bit color mode that stores images as two solid colors black and white with
no gradations. This color mode is useful for line art and simple graphics. To create a
black-and-white photo effect, you can use the grayscale color mode.
See also grayscale.
bleed
The part of the printed image that extends beyond the edge of the page. The bleed
ensures that the final image goes right to the edge of the paper after binding and
trimming.
blend
An effect created by transforming one object into another through a progression of
shapes and colors.
bookmark
An indicator for marking an address on the Internet.
bounding box
The invisible box indicated by the eight selection handles surrounding a selected object.
brightness
The amount of light that is transmitted or reflected from a given pixel. In the HSB color
mode, brightness is a measure of how much white a color contains. For example, a
brightness value of 0 produces black (or shadow in photos), and a brightness value of
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calligraphic angle
The angle that controls the orientation of a pen to the drawing surface, like the slant of
the nib on a calligraphy pen. A line drawn at the calligraphic angle has little or no
thickness, but widens as its angle gets farther from the calligraphic angle.
cascading style sheet (CSS)
An extension to HTML that allows styles such as color, font, and size to be specified for
parts of a hypertext document. Style information can be shared by multiple HTML files.
See also HTML.
center of rotation
The point around which an object rotates.
CERN
CERN (Conseil Europen pour la Recherche Nuclaire) is the scientific laboratory in
which the World Wide Web was developed. CERN is also one of the World Wide Web
server systems. Contact your server administrator to find out which system your server
uses.
CGI script
An external application that is executed by an HTTP server in response to an action you
perform in a Web browser, such as clicking a link, image, or another interactive element
of a Web page
channel
An 8-bit grayscale image that stores color or mask information for another image.
There are two types of channels: color and mask. Images have one color channel for each
component of the color model on which they are based. In addition, some images use
spot color channels. Each channel contains the color information for that component.
Mask (alpha) channels store masks that you create for your images, and they can be
saved with images in formats that support mask information, such as
Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) format.
character
A letter, number, punctuation mark, or other symbol.

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child color
A color style created as a shade of another color style. For most of the available color
models and palettes, child colors share the same hue as the parent, but have different
saturation and brightness levels.
See also parent color.
child object
An object whose image elements are inserted into the shape of another object, called a
parent object. The child object and parent object are called a clipping group. The child
object must be on a layer above the parent object.
choke
In commercial printing, a form of trapping created by extending the background object
into the foreground object.
client/server image map
A rarely used image map type that includes code for both client-side and server-side
image maps. This type of image map automatically defaults to the user's Web browser
for image map processing. If the browser does not support image maps, the server uses
the external map file to process information. Currently, most Web browsers support
image maps, so client-side image maps are more common.
client-side image map
This common image map type does not depend on the server to process the map
information.
clipart
Ready-made images that can be imported into Corel applications and edited if required.
Clipboard
An area that is used to temporarily store cut or copied information. The information is
stored until new information is cut or copied to the Clipboard, replacing the old.
clip mask
A mask that lets you edit an object's transparency levels without affecting the pixels in
the object. You can change the transparency levels directly on the object and then add
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clipping range
The percentage of the range of values that is not displayed in the upper part of the
histogram's vertical axis.
clone
A copy of an object or an area of an image that is linked to a master object or image
area. Most changes made to the master are automatically applied to its clones.
See also symbol.
closed object
An object defined by a path whose start point and end point are connected.
closed path
A path whose start point and end point are connected.
color cast
A color tint that often occurs in photos as a result of lighting conditions or other factors.
For example, taking a photo indoors in dim incandescent light can result in a yellow
color cast, and taking a photo outdoors in bright sunlight can result in a blue color cast.
CMY
A color mode made up of cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y). This mode is used in
the three-color printing process.
CMYK
A color mode made up of cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K). CMYK
printing produces true blacks and a wide tonal range. In the CMYK color mode, color
values are expressed as percentages; therefore, a value of 100 for an ink means that the
ink is applied at full saturation.
code page
A code page is a table in the DOS or Windows operating system that defines which
ASCII or ANSI character set is used for displaying text. Different character sets are used
for different languages.
color channel
An 8-bit grayscale version of an image. Each channel represents one level of color in the
image; for example, RGB has three color channels, while CMYK has four. When all the
channels are printed together, they produce the entire range of colors in the image.
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color gamut
The range of colors that can be reproduced or perceived by any device. For example, a
monitor displays a different color gamut than a printer, making it necessary to manage
colors from original images to final output.
color mode
A system that defines the number and kind of colors that make up an image. Blackand-white, grayscale, RGB, CMYK, and paletted are examples of color modes.
color model
A simple color chart that defines the range of colors displayed in a color mode. RGB
(red, green, blue), CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow), CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow,
black), HSB (hue, saturation, brightness), HLS (hue, lightness, saturation), and CIE
L*a*b (Lab) are examples of color models.
color palette
A collection of solid colors from which you can choose colors for fills and outlines.
color profile
A description of the color-handling capabilities and characteristics of a device.
color separation
In commercial printing, the process of splitting colors in a composite image to produce
a number of separate grayscale images, one for each primary color in the original image.
In the case of a CMYK image, four separations (one for cyan, magenta, yellow, and
black) must be made.
color space
In electronic color management, a virtual representation of a device or the color gamut
of a color model. The boundaries and contours of a device's color space are mapped by
color management software.
See also color gamut.
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color tolerance
The value that determines the color range or sensitivity of the Lasso mask tool, Magic
wand mask tool, and Fill tool. Tolerance is also used in the Color mask dialog box to
determine which pixels are protected when you create a color mask. A pixel is included
in the specified color range if its grayscale value falls within the defined tolerance.
color trapping
A printing term used to describe a method of overlapping colors to compensate for
misaligned color separations (misregistration). This method avoids white slivers that
appear between adjoining colors on a white page.
See also spread, choke, and overprinting.
color value
A set of numbers that define a color in a color mode. For example, in the RGB color
mode, color values of 255 for red (R) and zero for both green (G) and blue (B) result in
the color red.
combined object
An object created by combining two or more objects and converting them into a single
curve object. A combined object takes on the fill and outline attributes of the last
selected object. Sections where an even number of objects overlapped have no fill.
Sections where an odd number of objects overlapped are filled. The outlines of the
original objects remain visible.
compound blend
A blend created by blending the start or end object of one blend with another object.
concave
Hollowed or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl.
content
The object or objects that appear inside a container object when you apply PowerClip
effects.
contour
An effect created by adding evenly spaced concentric shapes inside or outside the
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contrast
The difference in tone between the dark and light areas of an image. Higher contrast
values indicate greater differences and fewer gradations between dark and light.
control object
The original object used to create effects such as envelopes, extrusions, drop shadows,
contours, and objects created with the Artistic media tool. Changes made to the control
object control the appearance of the effect.
control handles (CorelDRAW)
The handles that extend from a node along a curve that is being edited with the Shape
tool. Control handles determine the angle at which the curve passes through the node.
control points (Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
The points that extend from a node along a curve that is being edited with the Shape
tool. Control points determine the angle at which the curve passes through the node.
convex
Curved or rounded outwards like the exterior of a sphere or circle.
crop
To cut unwanted areas of an image without affecting the resolution of the part that
remains.
cubist
An abstract style of art that stresses several aspects of the same object simultaneously,
generally in the form of squares or cubes.
curve object
An object that has nodes and control handles, which you can manipulate to change the
object's shape. A curve object can be any shape, including a straight or curved line.
D
desktop
The area in a drawing where you can experiment and create objects for future use. This
area is outside the borders of the drawing page. You can drag objects from the desktop
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DeviceN
A type of color space and device color model. This color space is multi-component,
allowing color to be defined by other than the standard set of three (RGB) and four
(CMYK) color components.
diacritical mark
An accent mark above, below, or through a written character; for example, the acute
() and cedilla () accents.
dimension line
A line that displays the size of objects or the distance or angle between objects.
distortion handles
The outward-facing, double-headed arrows located at each corner of the highlighting
box.
dithering
A process used to simulate a greater number of colors when only a limited number of
colors is available.
document navigator
The area at the bottom-left of the application window that contains controls for moving
between pages and adding pages. The document navigator also displays the page
number of the active page and the total number of pages in a drawing.
dpi (dots per inch)
A measure of a printer's resolution in dots per inch. Typical desktop laser printers print
at 600 dpi. Image setters print at 1270 or 2540 dpi. Printers with higher dpi capabilities
produce smoother and cleaner output. The term dpi is also used to measure scanning
resolution and to indicate bitmap resolution.
drawing
A document you create in CorelDRAW.
drawing page
The portion of a drawing window enclosed by a rectangle with a shadow effect.
drawing window
The portion of the application window on which you can create, add, and edit objects.
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drop shadow
A three-dimensional shadow effect that gives objects a realistic appearance.
duotone
An image in the duotone color mode is simply an 8-bit grayscale image that has been
enhanced with one to four additional colors.
dynamic guides
Temporary guidelines that appear from the following snap points in objects center,
node, quadrant, and text baseline.
E
editable area
An editable area (selection) allows paint and effects to be applied to the underlying
pixels.
See also protected area and mask.
embedding
The process of placing an object created in one application into a document created in
a different application. Embedded objects are included entirely in the current
document; they are not linked to their source files.
encoding
Determines the character set of text, letting you correctly display text in the appropriate
language.
envelope
A closed shape that can be placed around an object to change the object's shape. An
envelope consists of segments connected by nodes. Once an envelope has been placed
around an object, the nodes can be moved to change the shape of the object.
Exchangeable Image File (EXIF)
A file format that embeds digital camera information, such as the time and date a photo
is taken, shutter speed, focus, and flash conditions, into TIFF and JPEG images.
exposure
A photographic term referring to the amount of light used to create an image. If not
enough light is permitted to interact with the sensor (in a digital camera) or film (in a
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traditional camera), an image appears too dark (underexposed). If too much light is
permitted to interact with the sensor or film, an image appears too light (overexposed).
extrusion
A feature that lets you apply a three-dimensional perspective by projecting lines from
an object to create the illusion of depth.
F
feathering
The level of sharpness along a drop shadow's edges.
fill
A color, bitmap, fountain, or pattern applied to an area of an image.
filter
An application that translates digital information from one form to another.
flattened image
An image in which objects and masks are combined with the background and can no
longer be edited.
floating editable area
An editable area that hovers or floats above an image and can be moved and modified
without affecting the underlying pixels.
floating object
A bitmap with no background. Floating objects are also referred to as photo objects or
cutout images.
font
A set of characters with a single style (such as italic), weight (such as bold), and size
(such as 10 point) for a typeface such as Times New Roman.
fountain fill
A smooth progression of two or more colors applied to an area of an image that follow
a linear, radial, conical, or square path. Two-color fountain fills have a direct progression
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fountain steps
The shades of color that make up the appearance of a fountain fill. The more steps in a
fill, the smoother the transition from the beginning color to the end color.
fractal
An irregular shape generated by a repeating pattern. Fractals can be used to
mathematically generate an irregular and complex image by following a pattern,
without having to define all of the individual components in the image.
freehand marquee select
To marquee select objects or nodes while dragging the Shape tool and controlling the
shape of the marquee box enclosure as if you were drawing a freehand line.
See also marquee select.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
A method of moving files between two computers. Many Internet sites have established
repositories of material that can be accessed by using FTP.
G
Gaussian
A type of pixel distribution that spreads the pixel information outward using bellshaped curves rather than straight lines.
GIF
A graphic file format designed to use a minimum of disk space and be easily exchanged
between computers. This format is commonly used to publish images of 256 or fewer
colors to the Internet.
glyph
Diamond-shaped handles that can be dragged to alter the form of a shape.
grab area
The area of a command bar that can be dragged. Dragging the grab area moves the bar,
while dragging any other area of the bar has no effect. The location of the grab area
depends on the operating system you are using, the orientation of the bar, and whether
the bar is docked or undocked. Command bars with grab areas include toolbars, the
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gradient node
A square point that represents each color on the gradient arrow of a gradient fill, which
is used to change the fill's start and end points, colors, and transparency values.
grayscale
A color mode that displays images by using 256 shades of gray. Each color is defined as
a value between 0 and 255, where 0 is darkest (black) and 255 is lightest (white).
Grayscale images, especially photos, are commonly referred to as black and white.
grayscale image
An image that uses the grayscale color mode, which can display up to 256 shades of
gray, ranging from white to black. Grayscale images, especially photos, are commonly
referred to as black and white.
greeking
A method of representing text by using either words that have no meaning or a series
of straight lines.
grid
A series of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical dots that are used to help draw and
arrange objects.
group
A set of objects that behaves as one unit. Operations you perform on a group apply
equally to each of its objects.
guideline
A horizontal, vertical, or slanted line that can be placed anywhere in the drawing
window to aid in object placement.
gutter
The space between columns of text, also called the alley. In printing, the white space
formed by the inside margins of two facing pages.
H
halftone
An image that has been converted from a continuous tone image to a series of dots of
various sizes to represent different tones.
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handles
A set of eight black squares that appear at the corners and sides of an object when the
object is selected. By dragging individual handles, you can scale, resize or mirror the
object. If you click a selected object, the shape of the handles changes to arrows so that
you can rotate and skew the object.
highlight, shadow, and midtone
Terms used to describe the brightness of pixels in a bitmap image. Brightness values
range from 0 (dark) to 255 (light). Pixels in the first third of the range are considered
shadows, pixels in the middle third of the range are considered midtones, and pixels in
the last third of the range are considered highlights. You can lighten or darken specific
areas in images by adjusting the highlights, shadows, or midtones. A histogram is an
excellent tool for viewing and evaluating the highlights, shadows, and midtones of
images.
highlighting box
A rectangle with eight handles that encloses a selection in an image.
histogram
A histogram consists of a horizontal bar chart that plots the brightness values of the
pixels in your bitmap image on a scale from 0 (dark) to 255 (light). The left part of the
histogram represents the shadows of an image, the middle part represents the midtones,
and the right part represents the highlights. The height of the spikes indicates the
number of pixels at each brightness level. For example, a large number of pixels in the
shadows (the left side of the histogram) indicates the presence of image detail in the dark
areas of the image.
hotspot
The area of an object that you can click to jump to the address specified by a URL.
hotspotting
The process of adding data to objects or groups of objects, so that they respond to
events, such as pointing or clicking. For example, you can assign a URL to an object,
making it a hyperlink to an external Web site.
hot zone
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HSB (hue, saturation, brightness)


A color model that defines three components: hue, saturation, and brightness. Hue
determines color (yellow, orange, red, and so on); brightness determines perceived
intensity (lighter or darker color); and saturation determines color depth (from dull to
intense).
HTML
The World Wide Web authoring standard comprised of markup tags that define the
structure and components of a document. The tags are used to tag text and integrate
resources (such as images, sound, video, and animation) when you create a Web page.
hue
The property of a color that allows it to be classified by its name. For example, blue,
green, and red are all hues.
hyperlink
An electronic link that provides access directly from one place in a document to another
place in that document or to another document.
I
icon
A pictorial representation of a tool, object, file, or other application item.
image map
A graphic in an HTML document that contains clickable areas that link to locations on
the World Wide Web, to other HTML documents, or to graphics.
image resolution
The number of pixels per inch in a bitmap measured in ppi (pixels per inch) or dpi (dots
per inch). Low resolutions can result in a grainy appearance to the bitmap; high
resolutions can produce smoother images but result in larger file sizes.
imagesetter
A high-resolution device that creates film or film-based paper output used in the
production of plates for printing presses.
insert
To import and place a photo image, clipart object, or sound file into a drawing.
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intensity
Intensity is a measure of the brightness of the light pixels in a bitmap compared with
the darker mid-tones and dark pixels. An increase in intensity increases the vividness of
whites while maintaining true darks.
interlaced video image
Interlaced video images take two passes to fill a screen, painting every other line in each
pass. This can produce a flicker.
interlacing
In GIF images, a method that lets you display a Web-based image on the screen at a
low, blocky resolution. As the image data loads, the image quality improves.
intersection
The point at which one line crosses another.
J
JavaScript
A scripting language used on the Web to add interactive functions to HTML pages.
JPEG
A format for photographic images that offers compression with some loss of image
quality. Because of their compression (up to 20 to 1) and small file size, JPEG images
are widely used in Internet publishing.
JPEG 2000
An improved version of the JPEG file format that features better compression and
allows you to attach image information and assign a different compression rate to an
image area.
justify
To modify the spacing between characters and words so that the edges on the left, right,
or both margins of a block of text are even.
K
kerning
The space between characters, and the adjustment of that space. Often, kerning is used
to place two characters closer together than usual, for example WA, AW, TA, or VA.
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Kerning increases readability and makes letters appear balanced and proportional,
especially at larger font sizes.
knockout
A printing term that refers to an area where underlying colors have been removed so
that only the top color prints. For example, if you print a small circle on a large circle,
the area under the small circle is not printed. This ensures that the color used for the
small circle remains true instead of overlapping and mixing with the color used for the
large circle.
L
Lab
A color model that contains a luminance (or lightness) component (L) and two
chromatic components: a (green to red) and b (blue to yellow).
layer
A transparent plane on which you can place objects in a drawing.
leader tabs
A row of characters placed between text objects to help the reader follow a line across
white space. Leader tabs are often used in place of tab stops, especially before text that
is flush right such as in a list or table of contents.
leading
The spacing between lines of text. Leading is important for both readability and
appearance.
lens
An object that protects part or all of an image when you perform color and tonal
corrections. You can view the effect of a correction through a lens without affecting the
underlying pixels. If you move a lens, the correction is applied to the pixels at the new
location.
linking
The process of placing an object created in one application into a document created in
a different application. A linked object remains connected with its source file. If you
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library
A collection of symbol definitions that are included in a CorelDRAW (CDR) file. To
share a library between drawings, you can export it to the Corel Symbol Library (CSL)
file format.
ligature
A character consisting of two or more letters joined together.
lightness
The level of brightness that is shared between a transparency and the object to which it
is applied. For example, if a transparency is applied to an object whose color appears
bright, the transparency color takes on a comparable brightness. The same is true for a
transparency that is applied to an object whose color appears dark the transparency
takes on a comparable darkness.
lossless
A kind of file compression that maintains the quality of an image that has been
compressed and decompressed.
lossy
A kind of file compression that results in noticeable degradation of image quality.
low-frequency areas
Smooth areas in an image where gradual changes take place. That is, areas where there
are no edges or noise.
LZW
A lossless file compression technique that results in smaller file size and faster processing
time. LZW compression is commonly used on GIF and TIFF files.
M
marquee
A dashed outline that surrounds an editable area or an object in an image. By default,
object marquees are blue and mask marquees are black.
marquee select
To select objects or nodes by dragging the Pick tool or Shape tool diagonally and
enclosing objects in a marquee box with a dotted outline.
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mask
A mask is applied to an image during image editing to define protected areas and
editable areas.
master object
An object that has been cloned. Most changes you make to the master object are
automatically applied to the clone.
mask modes
Mask tool operation modes that you must choose before you create or fine-tune a mask
and its editable area. There are four mask modes: Normal, Additive, Subtractive, and
XOR. The Normal mode (default) lets you select an area in an image. The Additive
mode lets you expand the editable regions by selecting multiple areas in an image. The
Subtractive mode lets you reduce the editable regions by removing areas from a
selection. The XOR mode lets you select multiple areas in an image. If areas overlap,
the overlapping regions are excluded from the editable area and added to the protected
area.
master layer
A layer on a master page whose objects appear on every page of a multipage drawing.
A master page can have more than one master layer.
master page
A page that controls the master settings for the Grid, Guideline, and Desktop layers
plus one initial active layer.
merge mode
An editing state that determines how the selected paint, object, or fill color combines
with other colors in the image.
mesh fill
A type of fill that lets you add patches of color to the inside of a selected object.
metadata
Information about objects. Examples of metadata are names, comments, and cost
assigned to objects.
micro nudge
To move an object in small increments.
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midpoint
The point of a Bzier line that divides it into two parts of equal length.
miter limit
A value that determines when two lines that meet at a sharp angle switch from a
pointed (mitered) joint to a squared-off (beveled) joint.
moir pattern
The visual effect of radiating curves created by superimposing two regular patterns. For
example, a moir pattern can result by overlapping two halftone screens of different
angles, dot spacing, and dot size. Moir patterns are the undesirable result of
rescreening an image with a different halftone screen or with the same halftone screen
on an angle different from the original.
mosaic
The decorative artwork made by arranging small pieces of variously colored material to
form pictures or patterns.
multichannel
A color mode that displays images by using multiple color channels, each comprising
256 shades of gray. When you convert an RGB color image to the multichannel color
mode, the individual color channels (red [R], green [G], and blue [B]) are converted to
grayscale information that reflects the color values of the pixels in each channel.
multiple select
To select multiple objects by using the Pick tool, or multiple nodes by using the Shape
tool.
N
NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
NCSA is a server system. If you are creating an image map to be displayed on the Web,
you need to know the system your server uses, because different codes are used in the
map files. Contact your server administrator to find out which system your server uses.
nested group
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Containers that hold other containers to form complex PowerClip objects.
nodes
The square points at each end of a line or curve segment. You can change the shape of
a line or curve by dragging one or more of its nodes.
noise
In bitmap editing, random pixels on the surface of a bitmap, resembling static on a
television screen.
nonprinting characters
Items that appear on the screen but do not print. They include the rulers, guidelines,
table gridlines, hidden text, and formatting symbols, such as spaces, hard returns, tabs,
and indents.
NTSC (National Television Standards Committee)
A video color filter that is commonly used to define the gamut of colors supported by
television monitors in North America.
nudge
To move an object in increments.
See also micro nudge and super nudge.
O
object (CorelDRAW)
A generic term for any item you create or place in a drawing. Objects include lines,
shapes, graphics, and text.
object (Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
An independent bitmap that is layered above the background image. Changes applied
to objects do not affect the underlying image.
one-point perspective
An effect created by lengthening or shortening one side of an object to create the
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opacity
The quality of an object that makes it difficult to see through. If an object is 100 percent
opaque, you cannot see through it. Opacity levels under 100 percent increase the
transparency of objects.
See also transparency.
open object
An object defined by a path whose start point and end point are not connected.
origin
The point in the drawing window at which the rulers intersect.
output resolution
The number of dots per inch (dpi) that an output device, such as an imagesetter or laser
printer, produces.
outline
The line that defines the shape of an object.
overexposure
Excessive light in an image that gives it a washed-out appearance.
See also exposure.
overlay
A red-tinted, transparent sheet that you can superimpose on the protected areas in an
image. The mask overlay makes it easy to distinguish between the editable and the
masked (protected) regions in an image. When the overlay is applied, the masked areas
are displayed in varying degrees of red (according to their transparency). The deeper the
saturation of the red tint, the greater the degree of protection.
See also editable area and protected area.
overprinting
Overprinting is achieved by printing one color over another. Depending on the colors
you choose, the overprinted colors mix to create a new color, or the top color covers the
bottom color. Overprinting a dark color on a light color is often used to avoid
registration problems that occur when color separations are not precisely aligned.
See also color trapping, choke, and spread.
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PAL
A video color filter that is commonly used to define the gamut of colors supported by
television monitors in Europe and Asia.
paletted color mode
An 8-bit color mode that displays images of up to 256 colors. You can convert a
complex image to the paletted color mode to reduce file size and to achieve more precise
control of the colors used throughout the conversion process.
pan (CorelDRAW)
To move the drawing page around in the drawing window. Panning changes the page
view in the same way that scrolling moves the drawing up, down, to the left, or to the
right in the drawing window. When working at high magnification levels where not all
of the drawing is displayed, you can quickly pan to see parts of the drawing that were
previously hidden.
pan (Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
To move the image around in the image window, usually when the image is larger than
its window. Panning changes the image view in the same way that scrolling moves the
image up, down, to the left, or to the right in the image window. When working at high
magnification levels where not all of the image is displayed, you can quickly pan to see
parts of the image that were previously hidden.
PANOSE font matching
A feature that lets you choose a substitute font if you open a file that contains a font not
installed on your computer. You can make a substitution for the current working
session only, or you can make a permanent substitution, so that the new font is
automatically displayed when you save and reopen the file.
PANTONE process colors
The colors that are available through the PANTONE Process Color System, which is
based on the CMYK color model.
paragraph text
A text type that allows you to apply formatting options and directly edit large blocks
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parent color
An original color style that you can save and apply to objects in a drawing. You can
create child colors from the parent color.
See also child color.
parent object
An object whose shape is combined with the image elements of another object, called a
child object. The child object and parent object are called a clipping group. The parent
object must be on an object layer below the child object.
path
The basic component from which objects are constructed. A path can be open (for
example, a line) or closed (for example, a circle), and it can be made up of a single line
or curve segment or many joined segments.
path
A series of line or curve segments connected by square endpoints called nodes.
pattern fill
A fill consisting of a series of repeating vector objects or images.
Perfect Shapes
Predefined shapes, such as basic shapes, arrows, stars, and callouts. Perfect Shapes often
have glyphs, which let you modify their appearance.
perpendicular line
A line that intersects another line at a right angle.
perspective handles
The hollow circles in the corners of the highlighting box.
pixel
A colored dot that is the smallest part of a bitmap.
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pixelation
A type of image distortion in which individual pixels are discernible to the naked eye,
or groups of pixels appear as blocks of colors. Pixelation is caused by incorrect resolution
or incorrect image dimensions, or it can be created intentionally for a special effect.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
A graphic file format designed for use in online viewing. This format can import 24-bit
color graphics.
point
A unit of measure used primarily in typesetting to define type sizes. There are
approximately 72 points to an inch and 12 points to a pica.
PostScript fill
A type of texture fill designed using the PostScript language.
PowerClip effect
A way of arranging objects that lets you contain one object inside another.
PowerClip object
An object created by placing objects (contents objects) inside other objects (container
objects). If the contents object is larger than the container object, the contents object is
automatically cropped. Only the contents that fit inside the container object are visible.
pressure-sensitive pen
A stylus that you can use to access commands and draw your images. To use with
Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you must install the pressure-sensitive pen, along with a
pressure-sensitive tablet and its corresponding drivers.
process color
In commercial printing, colors that are produced from a blend of cyan, magenta, yellow,
and black. This is different from a spot color, which is a solid ink color printed
individually (one printing plate is required for each spot color).
progressive
In JPEG images, a method of having the image appear on screen in its entirety, at a low,
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protected area
An area that prevents paint and effects from being applied to the underlying pixels.
See also mask and editable area.
Q
QuickCorrect
A feature that automatically displays the fully worded form for abbreviations or the
correct form for errors as you type. You can use QuickCorrect to capitalize words or to
correct common spelling and typographic errors automatically; for example,
QuickCorrect can replace asap with as soon as possible and hte with the.
R
radius
As applied to orbits, sets the distance between the center of the brush stroke and the
nibs that travel around the center of the brush stroke when you paint with orbits.
Increasing this value increases the size of the brush stroke.
As applied to the Dust & Scratch filter, sets the number of pixels surrounding the
damaged area that are used to apply the filter.
range sensitivity
A paletted color mode option that lets you specify a focus color for the paletted
conversion. You can adjust the color and specify its importance to guide converting.
rasterized image
An image that has been rendered into pixels. When you convert vector graphics files to
bitmap files, you create rasterized images.
render
To capture a two-dimensional image from a three-dimensional model.
resample
To change the resolution and dimensions of a bitmap. Upsampling increases the size of
the image; downsampling decreases the size of the image. Resampling with fixed
resolution lets you maintain the resolution of the image by adding or subtracting pixels
while varying the image size. Resampling with variable resolution keeps the number of
pixels unchanged while changing the image size, resulting in lower or higher resolution
than that of the original image.
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resolution
The amount of detail that an image file contains, or that an input, output, or display
device is capable of producing. Resolution is measured in dpi (dots per inch) or ppi
(pixels per inch). Low resolutions can result in a grainy appearance; high resolutions can
produce higher quality images but result in larger file sizes.
RGB
A color mode in which the three colors of light (red, green, and blue) are combined in
varying intensities to produce all other colors. A value between 0 and 255 is assigned to
each channel of red, green and blue. Monitors, scanners, and the human eye use RGB
to produce or detect color.
rollover
An interactive object or group of objects that changes its appearance when you click or
point to it.
round-tripping
The conversion of a document saved in a file format such as Portable Document Format
(PDF) in another format such as Corel DESIGNER (DES) and then back again.
rotate
To reposition and reorient an object by turning it around its center of rotation.
rotation handles
The curved, double arrows in the corners of the highlighting box.
ruler
A horizontal or vertical bar marked off in units and used to determine the size and
position of objects. By default, the rulers appear on the left side, along the top of the
application window, but they can be hidden or moved.
S
saturation
The purity or vividness of a color, expressed as the absence of white. A color that has
100 percent saturation contains no white. A color with 0 percent saturation is a shade
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scale
To change an objects horizontal and vertical dimensions proportionally by a specified
percentage. For example, scaling a rectangle that is 1 inch high and 2 inches wide by
150 percent results in a rectangle that is 1.5 inches high and 3 inches wide. The aspect
ratio of 1:2 (height to width) is maintained.
scanner
A device that converts images on paper, transparency, or film to digital form. Scanners
produce bitmaps or rasterized images.
seed color
The color of the first pixel that you click when you define an editable area and mask by
using the Lasso and Magic wand mask tools. This color is used by the tolerance value
to set the sensitivity of the color detection in color masks.
segment
The line or curve between nodes in a curve object.
segment (path)
The section of a path located between two consecutive nodes. A path is a series of
segments.
selection
An area of an image, also called editable area, that is not protected by a mask and that
is, therefore, available for editing. The selection can be modified by painting and editing
tools, special effects, and image commands.
selection box
An invisible rectangle with eight visible handles that appears around any object you
select using the Pick tool.
server-side image map
A rarely used image map type that relies on a server to process image map information.
It requires a separate map (*.map) file for the Web server. Currently, most Web
browsers can process image maps, so client-side image maps are more common.
shape cursor
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shape recognition
The ability to recognize and convert hand-drawn shapes into perfect forms. To take
advantage of shape recognition, you must use the Smart drawing tool. For example, you
can draw four pen strokes to sketch a rectangle, and the application will convert your
hand-drawn lines into a perfect rectangle.
simple wireframe view
An outline view of a drawing that hides fills, extrusions, contours, and intermediate
blend shapes. Bitmaps are displayed in monochrome.
See also wireframe view.
size
To change an objects horizontal and vertical dimensions proportionally by changing
one of the dimensions. For example, a rectangle with a height of 1 inch and a width of
2 inches can be sized by changing the value of the height to 1.5 inches. A width of
3 inches automatically results from the new height value. The aspect ratio of 1:2 (height
to width) is maintained.
skew
To slant an object vertically, horizontally, or both.
skewing handles
The straight, double-headed arrows located in the center of each side of the highlighting
box.
snap
To force an object that is being drawn or moved to align automatically to a point on the
grid, a guideline, or another object.
source object
The object you use to perform a shaping action on another object, such as welding,
trimming, or intersecting. The source object receives the fill and outline attributes of
the target object.
See also target object.
splash screen
The screen that appears when CorelDRAW starts. It monitors the progress of the
startup process and provides information about copyright and registration.
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split blend
A single blend that is broken into two or more components to create a compound blend.
The object where the blend is split becomes the end object for one component of the
blend and start object for the other.
spot color
In commercial printing, a solid ink color that prints individually, one plate per spot
color.
spread
In commercial printing, a type of trap that is created by extending the foreground
object into the background object.
stacking order
The sequence in which objects are created in the image window. This order determines
the relationship between objects and, therefore, the appearance of your image. The first
object you create appears on the bottom; the last object appears on the top.
style
A set of attributes that controls the appearance of a specific type of object. There are
three style types: graphic styles, text styles (artistic and paragraph), and color styles.
stylus
A pen device, used in conjunction with a pen tablet, that allows you to draw paint
strokes. A pressure-sensitive stylus allows you to vary your strokes with subtle changes
in pressure.
subpaths (CorelDRAW)
Paths that are part of one object.
subpath (Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
A segment which is not joined to the main path.
subscript
Text characters that are positioned below the baseline of the other characters in a line
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subtractive color model


A color model, such as CMYK, that creates color by subtracting wavelengths of light
reflected from an object. For example, a colored ink appears blue if it absorbs all colors
except blue.
super nudge
To move an object in large increments by pressing Shift and an Arrow key. The super
nudge value is multiplied by the nudge value to obtain the distance by which the object
is moved.
See also nudge and micro nudge.
superscript
Text characters that are positioned above the baseline of the other characters in a line
of text.
swap disk
Hard drive space used by applications to artificially increase the amount of memory
available in your computer.
swatch
One of a series of solid-colored patches used as a sample when selecting color. A printed
booklet of swatches is called a swatchbook. Swatch also refers to the colors contained in
the color palette.
symbol
A reusable object or group of objects. A symbol is defined once and can be referenced
many times in a drawing.
A reusable object or group of objects. A symbol is defined once and can be referenced
many times in an image.
symbol instance
An occurrence of a symbol in a drawing. A symbol instance automatically inherits any
changes made to the symbol. You can also apply unique properties to each instance,
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tangent
A straight line that touches a curve or an ellipse at a point, but does not cross the curve
or ellipse at that point.
target
The frame or Web browser window in which a new Web page appears.
target object
The object you perform a shaping action on, such as welding, trimming, or intersecting
with another object. The target object retains its fill and outline attributes while
copying these attributes to the source objects used to perform the action.
See also source object.
temperature
A way of describing light in terms of degrees Kelvin lower values correspond to dim
lighting conditions that cause an orange cast, such as candlelight or the light from an
incandescent light bulb. Higher values correspond to intense lighting conditions that
cause a blue cast, such as sunlight.
template
A predefined set of information that sets the page size, orientation, ruler position, and
grid and guideline information. A template may also include graphics and text that can
be modified.
text baseline
The imaginary horizontal line that text characters appear to be placed on.
text frame
The rectangle that appears as a series of dashed lines around a block of paragraph text
created using the Text tool.
text style
A set of attributes that controls the appearance of text. There are two text style types:
artistic text styles and paragraph text styles.

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texture fill
A fractally generated fill that, by default, fills an object or image area with one image
instead of with a series of repeating images.
threshold
A level of tolerance for tonal variation in a bitmap.
threshold (path)
A control available when you create a path from a mask. Threshold values range from
1 to 10 and determine the size of the angle required between two sections of a mask for
a node to be created there. A low value produces more cusps, and therefore more nodes
on the resulting path.
thumbnail
A miniature, low-resolution version of an image or illustration.
tick
Invisible divisions to which your pointer gravitates
tightness (path)
A control available when you create a path from a mask marquee. Tightness values
range from 1 to 10 and determine how close the path's shape will be to that of the
marquee. The higher the value, the more the new path resembles the marquee; it will
have more nodes than a path with a lower tightness value.
tiling
The technique of repeating a small image across a large surface. Tiling is often used to
create a patterned background for World Wide Web pages.
tint
In photo editing, a tint often refers to a semitransparent color applied over an image.
Also called a color cast.
In printing, a tint refers to a lighter shade of a color created with halftone screening
for example, a spot color.
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tonal range
The distribution pixels in a bitmap image from dark (a value of zero indicating no
brightness) to light (a value of 255 indicating full brightness). Pixels in the first third of
the range are considered shadows, pixels in the middle third of the range are considered
midtones, and pixels in the last third of the range are considered highlights. Ideally, the
pixels in an image should be distributed across the entire tonal range. A histogram is an
excellent tool for viewing and evaluating the tonal range of images.
tone
The variations in a color or the range of grays between black and white.
transparency
The quality of an object that makes it easy to see through. Setting lower levels of
transparency causes higher levels of opacity and less visibility of the underlying items or
image.
See also opacity.
TrueType fonts
A font specification developed by Apple. TrueType fonts print the way they appear on
the screen and can be resized to any height.
true color
A term that refers to digital RGB color that is composed of 24-bits, or 16.7 million
colors.
TWAIN
By using the TWAIN driver supplied by the manufacturer of the imaging hardware,
Corel graphics applications can acquire images directly from a digital camera or scanner.
two-point perspective
An effect created by lengthening or shortening two sides of an object to create the
impression that the object is receding from view in two directions.
U
underexposure
Insufficient light in an image.
See also exposure.
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uniform fill
A type of fill used to apply one solid color to your image.
See also fill.
Unicode
A character encoding standard that defines character sets for all written languages in
the world by using a 16-bit code set and more than 65, 000 characters. Unicode lets
you handle text effectively regardless of the language of the text, your operating system,
or the application you are using.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
A unique address that defines where a Web page is located on the Internet.
V
vanishing point
A marker that appears when you select an extrusion or an object to which perspective
has been added. With an extrusion, the vanishing point marker indicates the depth
(parallel extrusion) or the point at which the extruded surfaces would meet if extended
(perspective extrusion). In both cases, the vanishing point is indicated by an X.
vector graphic
An image generated from mathematical descriptions that determine the position,
length, and direction in which lines are drawn. Vector graphics are created as collections
of lines rather than as patterns of individual dots or pixels.
See also bitmap.
vector object
A specific object within a drawing that is created as a collection of lines rather than as
patterns of individual dots or pixels. Vector objects are generated from mathematical
descriptions that determine the position, length, and direction in which lines are drawn.
W
watermark
A small amount of random noise added to the luminance component of the image pixels
which carries information about the image. This information survives normal editing,
printing, and scanning.
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weld
To combine two objects into a single curve object with a single outline. A source object
is welded to a target object to create a new object that takes on the fill and outline
attributes of the target object.
white point
The measurement of white on a color monitor that influences how highlights and
contrast appear.
In image correction, the white point determines the brightness value that is considered
white in a bitmap image. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can set the white point to
improve the contrast of an image. For example, in a histogram of an image, with a
brightness scale of 0 (dark) to 255 (light), if you set the white point at 250, all pixels
with a value greater than 250 are converted to white.
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
A standard interface and driver, created by Microsoft, for loading images from
peripheral devices, such as scanners and digital cameras.
wireframe view
An outline view of a drawing that hides fills but displays extrusions, contour lines, and
intermediate blend shapes. Bitmaps are displayed in monochrome.
See also simple wireframe view.
workspace
A configuration of settings that specifies how the various command bars, commands,
and buttons are arranged when you open the application.
Z
zoom
To reduce or magnify the view of a drawing. You can zoom in to see details or zoom out
for a broader view.
ZIP
A lossless file compression technique that results in smaller file size and faster processing
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Numerics
3 point curve tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

ASCII
encoding text in PDF files . . . . . . . . .235

3D effects
adding to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

A
acquiring images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
actions
redoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215, 216
repeating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 39
undoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215, 216
undoing and redoing . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 39
adjusting
detail in traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
text frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
text on path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
aligning
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109, 115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 89, 90
objects to a specified point . . . . . . . . . . 90
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 190, 191, 194
using dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
arcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 66
arrowheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
adding to lines or curves . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
arrows
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
artistic text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
aligning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 190
converting to curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
converting to paragraph text . . . 187, 188
fitting to path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Index

background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
preserving in traced results . . . . .215, 216
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
removing color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
removing from traced results . . .215, 216
solid color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
banner shapes
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
bevel effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Emboss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
light and color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Soft Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
beveling corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Bzier tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 48
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 207
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
applying color and tone effects . . . . . .212
applying PowerClip . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
checking for watermarks . . . . . . . . . . .239
combining multi-layer bitmaps . . . . .239
converting vector graphics . . . . . . . . .207
correcting color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
cropping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209, 210
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209, 212
extracting embedded color profiles . .239
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208, 239
linking externally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

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maintaining proportions . . . . . . . . . . .211
preserving source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
removing dust and scratches . . . . . . .212
resampling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210, 211
resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
special effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
splitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
tracing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213, 216
See also tracing bitmaps

bleed limit
setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 228
blending
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158, 160
blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
creating colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143, 267
mesh fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

chamfering corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 128


character properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
characters
nonprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
returning to baseline . . . . . . . . . . . . .
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
straightening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

205
185
193
193
193
205
193

circles
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
clipart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36, 37
cloning
vector extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
closed shapes
creating from lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 48

bold type
adding to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

closing
CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

boundary
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83, 84

color
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

breaking
paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

color calibration bars


printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228

breaking apart
combined objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

color management
choosing an engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
choosing styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
correcting colors for display . . . . . . .
embedding color profiles . . . . . . . . . .
enabling gamut alarm . . . . . . . . . . . .
setting advanced options . . . . . . . . . .

brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45


applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
creating custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

C
calligraphic lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
creating as outlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
callouts
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61, 72

432

387
387
388
387
387
387

color modes
changing in traced results . . . . . . . . . 218
color palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
creating custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Index

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creating custom palettes . . . . . . . 144, 268
docking or undocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
fixed or custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
using custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

color profiles
embedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
color separations
overprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
previewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229, 230

columns
adding to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
combining
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
paragraph text frames . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
commands
redoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
undoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
commercial printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225, 232

color trapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

complex stars
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

color viewers
choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143, 266

connector lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 61

colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
applying effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . 141, 142, 143, 266
contour fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
contour outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
controlling in traced results . . . . . . . . 218
correcting between devices . . . . . . . . . 388
creating blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143, 267
custom palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
default for fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
editing in traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
in bevel effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
merging in traced results . . . . . . . . . . 218
mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143, 267
optimizing bitmap quality . . . . . . . . . 211
process
See process colors
reducing in traced results . . . . . . . . . . 218
removing from background . . . . . . . . 216
removing from image . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
sampling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
using color harmonies . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
using color palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
vector extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Index

contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
applying to groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
color settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
control handles
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
controlling
colors in traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
conventions for documentation . . . . . . . .11
converting
objects to curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107, 108
outlines to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 56
spot colors to process colors in PDF files
235
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187, 188
vector graphics to bitmaps . . . . . . . . .207
copying
contents of PowerClip object . . . . . . .131
envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
object properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
objects at specified position . . . . . . . . .81
outline properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 56
Corel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
contacting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

433

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training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

removing nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113


shaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Corel PHOTO-PAINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212


Corel Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Corel Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Corel Technology Partners . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Corel Training Partners (CTPs) . . . . . . . .15
CorelTUTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
corners
beveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
chamfering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 128
filleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 127
rounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
scalloping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 127
correcting
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
crop marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
crop/fold marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 227
cropping
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120, 209, 210
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120, 121, 122
curve objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
adding nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Bzier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
changing node type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
converting objects to . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
drawing by specifying width and height .
50
drawing freehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 48
manipulating segments . . . . . . . . 109, 112
modifying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
reducing number of nodes . . . . . . . . .113

434

curves
converting text to . . . . . . . . . . . . .187, 188
cusp nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110, 115
customer feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
customizing
brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
color palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
hyphenation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200, 201
cut line
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83, 84

D
defaults
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185, 186
deleting
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 179
densitometer scales
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228
deselecting
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
detail
adjusting in traced results . . . . . . . . . 214
smoothing in traced results . . . . . . . . 214
dimension lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
displaying
dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Index

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distance between grid lines . . . . . . . . . . . 171
distortion effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 41
reverting to saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 42

distributing
object copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 90

drop caps
adding to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
removing from text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198

dockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

drop shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156


adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
separating from objects . . . . . . . . . . . .158

documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . . 11
documents
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
drawing
calligraphic lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52
callouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
curves by specifying width and height 50
dimension lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 62
flow lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
preset lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 53
pressure-sensitive lines . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52
shape recognition delay . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
using dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
using shape recognition . . . . . . . . . 73, 74
with Freehand tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
with Polyline tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
with the Bzier tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
with the Pen tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
drawing scale
custom preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
drawings
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
creating from a template . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
inserting content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Index

duplicating objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 81


dust
removing from bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . .212

dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94


displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
enabling or disabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

E
editing
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209, 212
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
contents of PowerClip objects . . . . . .131
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187, 188
traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213, 218
effects
3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
bevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
ellipses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
3-point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65, 66
embedding
objects in text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

435

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embedding (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403

Emboss effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

features
main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

encoding
text in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
encoding (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403

file information
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228

end nodes
joining in subpath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

file size
reducing for PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
converting segments and curves . . . . .119
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
shaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

files

erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
connecting lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
in straight lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120, 124
maintaining nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
portions of objects . . . . . . . . 120, 122, 124
exporting
embedding color profiles . . . . . . . . . .387
files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
extracting
paths from objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
PowerClip contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
subpaths from combined objects . . . .105
extruded fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
vector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239, 241


exporting to Microsoft Office . . . . . . 242
exporting to WordPerfect Office . . . 242
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
saving to different formats . . . . . . . . 243

filleting corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 127


fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133, 139
applying to areas outside objects . . . 138
applying to vector extrusions . . . . . . 152
applying uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
default color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
extruded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
See also fountain fills
gradient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
mesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
rendering as bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
setting contour colors . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
film
printing to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

finding
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
fitting
text to path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
flow lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

436

Index

CorelDRAW
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

flowchart shapes
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
fold marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
formatting
character properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181, 197
formatting codes
inserting in text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
fountain fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
applying custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
applying preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
applying two-color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
display quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
print quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
frames
See text frames
freehand lines
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Freehand tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 47

G
gradient
fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
gradient fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
graphics
adding to scrapbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
greeking text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Index

grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
distance between lines . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
snapping objects to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
ungrouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
grouping
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101, 102
removing objects from groups . . . . . .103
groups
adding objects to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
hiding and displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
modifying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171, 173
setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
snapping objects to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

H
halftone screens
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
height
drawing curves by specifying . . . . . . . .50
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
changing language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
VBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
hiding
Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
displaying and hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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hotspotting (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
hyphenating text . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199, 200, 201

italics
adding to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

hyphens
optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

joining
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 114

ICC profiles
choosing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387

image
removing color from . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Image Adjustment Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
adjusting color and tone . . . . . . . . . . .212
browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
inserting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
loading from digital cameras . . . . . . . .38
scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
importing
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
embedding color profiles . . . . . . . . . .387
files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
imposition layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
In-RIP trapping
color reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Insights from the Experts
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
installing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9
intersecting
multiple objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 129
issues
viewing for print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

438

kerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 192


keyline
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83, 84
Knowledge Base
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

L
labels
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
languages
changing for user interface and Help 10
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
activating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 176
creating master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 179
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 178
hiding and displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
master pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
objects on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
printing and exporting . . . . . . . .176, 178
properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
renaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
stacking order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 179
layout
for printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

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margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

leading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
lighting
applying to vector extrusions . . . . . . . 153
enhancing vector extrusions . . . . . . . . 150
in bevel effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
removing from vector extrusions . . . . 153
lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
adding end shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Bzier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
calligraphic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52, 55
callout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 48
deleting segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 62
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 47, 49
flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 61
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
freehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
miter limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 53
pressure-sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52
previewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
specifying settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
spraying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 58
linking
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
bitmaps externally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
paragraph text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
linking (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
locking
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
PowerClip objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

M
magnifying
drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
print preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
manipulating
segments of curves . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 112
master layers
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
master pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
merge modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
merging
colors in traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
mesh fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Microsoft Office
exporting files to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
mirroring
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194, 196
miter limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
modifying installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
monitors
nonprinting color alert . . . . . . . . . . . .387
moving
control handles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108, 112
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87
objects while drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
setting nudge distances . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

N
navigating drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
new features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
nodes
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 113

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aligning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109, 115
changing type in curves . . . . . . . . . . .115
deleting from envelopes . . . . . . . . . . .119
deselecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
editing envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
joining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 114
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108, 112
reducing number in curves . . . . . . . . .113
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109, 113
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108, 111
skewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
stretching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
transforming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111, 115
types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

nonprinting characters
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

O
object sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
objects
adding 3D effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
adding to PowerClip containers . . . .130
aligning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 89, 90
aligning text to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
applying distortion effects to . . . . . . .116
applying perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
applying uniform fills to . . . . . . . . . . .133
blending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158, 160
combining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104, 105
converting from outlines . . . . . . . . . . . .56
converting to curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, 80
copying effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
copying outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
copying properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
copying size, position, or rotation . . . .85

440

creating from areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83


creating PowerClip . . . . . . . . . . .130, 131
cropping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120, 121, 122
curve
See curve objects
cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, 83
deleting portions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
deselecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
distorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88, 90
duplicating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, 81
embedding in text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120, 122, 124
fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
grouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101, 102
intersecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128, 129, 130
linking with text frames . . . . . . . . . . 203
mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87, 169
order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 98
pasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87
removing outlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
removing perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
saving selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77, 78
setting nudge distances . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
shaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
snapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 93
splitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120, 121, 123
spraying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
transforming color and tone effects . 212
trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

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offsetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
object copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
sprayed lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

moving objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169


naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
orientation for printing . . . . . . . . . . . .223
settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163, 164


adjusting for transparencies . . . . . . . . 164
transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163, 164

palettes
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141, 142, 143
creating color palettes . . . . . . . . .144, 268

opening
drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 41
in PowerTRACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

optimizing
PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

PANTONE Hexachrome process color 230

ungrouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
using envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 129
wrapping text around . . . . . . . . . 203, 204

optional hyphens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200


order of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 98
orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
outlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
calligraphic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
converting to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 56
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 56, 84
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 56
specifying settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

P
page numbers
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 228
pages
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Index

paragraph text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181


See also text
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
adding columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
adding within object . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
adjusting frames automatically . . . . .183
aligning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 190, 191
converting to artistic text . . . . . . .187, 188
fitting to frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
modifying hyphenation settings . . . . .201
separating frame from object . . . . . . .183
spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
wrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
passwords
setting in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . .235, 236
pasting
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
path
adding text to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
adjusting text on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
fitting text to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
mirroring text on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196

441

CorelDRAW
separating text from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

paths
breaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
closing automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
extracting from objects . . . . . . . . . . . .114
keeping open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
pattern fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
bitmap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
tile size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
PDF
compressing text and line art . . . . . . .235
converting spot colors to process colors . .
235
creating and editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
editing styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
encoding text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
including printers marks . . . . . . . . . .235
optimizing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
prepress settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
preserving document settings . . . . . . .235
printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
publishing to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
reducing file size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
rendering fills as bitmaps . . . . . . . . . .235
saving files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
setting passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
setting permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
setting security options . . . . . . . . . . . .235
styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235

Pen tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 49


perfect shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
perfect shapes (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . .417
perfect stars
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
permissions
setting in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236

442

perspective
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
applying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
inserting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
pie shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65, 66
polygons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
converting to stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
reshaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Polyline tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, 48
position
copying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
positioning
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87
text on path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
using anchor points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
using xy coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
PowerClip objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130, 131
editing contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
extracting contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
locking and unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
nested objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
nesting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
PowerTRACE
panning in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
tracing bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
zooming in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
predefined shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
adding text to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
modifying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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prepress settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
preserving
background in traced result . . . . . . . . 216
background in traced results . . . . . . . 215
preset lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
preset styles
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
presets
fountain fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
pressure-sensitive lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
previewing
color separations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
panning in PowerTRACE . . . . . . . . . 217
print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223, 224
traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
zooming in PowerTRACE . . . . . . . . . 217
printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
printers
color management settings . . . . . . . . . 387
printers marks
including in PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
bleed limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
color calibration bars . . . . . . . . . . 226, 228
color separations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229, 230
color trapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
commercial printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
converting spot colors to process colors . .
230
crop and fold marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
crop/fold marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 227

Index

densitometer scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226


densitometer scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
file information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228
gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
halftone screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211, 231
Help topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
imposition layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
In-RIP trapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
job information sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
overprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
page numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228
page orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
page settings for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223, 224
printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 229
registration marks . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 228
service bureau jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
setting bleed limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
tiling jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
to a file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
to film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
viewing issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

process colors
converting spot colors . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
converting spot colors in PDF files . .235
PANTONE Hexachrome . . . . . . . . .230
product updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
property bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
publishing
to PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Pull distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

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Push distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Q
quitting CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

R
rectangles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
rounding corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
redoing
actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215, 216
redoing actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 39
reducing
colors in traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
number of nodes in curves . . . . . . . . .113
registering Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
registration marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 228
removing
background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
bevel effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
color from background . . . . . . . . . . . .216
color from image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
nodes from curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
nodes from objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
outlines from objects . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 56
perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
virtual line segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

removing background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168


repairing installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
repairing installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
repeating actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39
replacing
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
resampling
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209, 210
resizing
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
resolution
changing in bitmaps . . . . . . . . . .209, 210
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
sprayed lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
using ruler coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . 100
rotation
copying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
rounding corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
rulers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
calibrating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

S
sampling
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 42
PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
selected objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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to different formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
custom preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
setting drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

for importing and pasting text . . . . . .184


lines and outlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
page layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
rulers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
security in PDF files . . . . . . . . . .235, 236

scaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98, 115


nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

shape recognition
changing outline thickness . . . . . . . . . .75
correcting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
setting recognition delay . . . . . . . . . . . .74

scalloping corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 127

shape recognition (definition) . . . . . . . . .422

scanning
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
adding to line ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
creating from lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

scrapbook
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37
Scrapbook docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
scratch marks
removing from bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . 212
screens
applying in bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
searching
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
security
settings in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . 235, 236
segments
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
editing envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
manipulating in curves . . . . . . . . 109, 112
selecting
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108, 111
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 78
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181, 184
separating
text from path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
settings
drawing scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
for hyphenating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Index

shaping
curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108, 115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
using envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
shifting
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
size
copying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
skewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Smart drawing tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Smart Fill tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
smooth nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110, 115
smoothing
detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
snapping
and dynamic guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 93
settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
to grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

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to guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
turning on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Soft Edge bevel effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154


sound files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
inserting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
source bitmap
preserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
spacing
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 192
special characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
special effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
applying to bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
spirals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
splitting
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120, 121, 123
spot colors
converting to process colors . . . . . . . .230
converting to process colors in PDF files
235
spraying
lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 58
spraylist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
reset to saved settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
size of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
spacing of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
spray order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
rounding corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
stacking order of layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

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modifying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

starting
CorelDRAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
status bar
description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
straightening
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194, 197
stretching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
styles
bevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
changing preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
choosing preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
editing PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
text wrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203, 204
subpaths
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
joining nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
support
providing customer feedback . . . . . . . 15
symbols
adding to an object spraylist . . . . . . . . 58
spraylists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
symmetrical nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110, 115

T
tabs
adding to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 199

terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 19
application window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
workspace tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
text
adding columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

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adding drop caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
adding special characters . . . . . . . . . . 205
adding to drawings . . . . . . . . . . . 181, 183
adding to path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
adding to predefined shapes . . . . . . . . . 73
adjusting position on path . . . . . . . . . 196
aligning . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 190, 191, 194
artistic
See artistic text
breaking apart frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
changing appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
changing case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
changing character properties . . . . . . 185
changing color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
changing default style . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
changing unit of measure . . . . . . . . . . 186
combining frames . . . . . . . . . . . . 201, 202
converting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187, 188
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
copying properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187, 188
embedding objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
encoding in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
finding and replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
fitting to path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
fitting to text frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181, 197
greeking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
hyphenating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199, 201
importing and pasting . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
inserting formatting codes . . . . . . . . . 205
kerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
linking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201, 203
mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194, 196
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
paragraph
See paragraph text
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
removing drop caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Index

removing wrapping style . . . . . . . . . . .204


resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
returning to baseline . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181, 184
separating from path . . . . . . 195, 196, 197
shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 192
straightening . . . . . . . . . . . . 193, 194, 197
wrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203, 204

text baseline (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425


text frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
adding columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
adjusting automatically . . . . . . . . . . . .183
aligning paragraph text . . . . . . . . . . . .191
breaking apart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201, 202
combining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201, 202
fitting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198, 201
fixed size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
linking and unlinking . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
separating from object . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
texture fills
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
three-dimensional effects . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
applying perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
contouring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
drop shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
vector extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
three-point tools
curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
ellipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

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tiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

applying to an outline . . . . . . . . . . . . 164


copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
editing the colors of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163, 164
patterned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
types of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

tiling print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223


tips
for tracing bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

tone
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
toolbox
exploring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

trimming
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
troubleshooting
traced results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

traced results
changing color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
controlling colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
creating custom color palette . . . . . . .218
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
editing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
merging colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
preserving background . . . . . . . . . . . .216
previewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
reducing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
removing background . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

tutorials
accessing CorelTUTOR . . . . . . . . . . . 14
accessing Insights from the Experts . . 14

tracing bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213, 216


completing a trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
controlling colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
in one step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
in Trace Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
previewing results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

ungrouping
grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

training resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

uninstalling applications . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, 10

transforming
color and tone effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

units of measure
for text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
applying merge modes to . . . . . . . . . .164

448

Twister distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116


applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

U
underlining text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
undoing
actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 215, 216
specifying levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Unicode
encoding text in PDF files . . . . . . . . 235
uniform fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

unlocking
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
PowerClip objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Index

CorelDRAW
updating Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
user guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
user interface
changing language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

V
vanishing points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
VBA
help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

vector extrusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149


beveled edges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
changing form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
cloning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
light sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
rounding corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
vector graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
converting to bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

WordPerfect Office
exporting files to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
application window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
dockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
property bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
standard toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 23
toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
workspace (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
wrapping
text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203, 204

Z
Zipper distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 40
in PowerTRACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

virtual line segments


deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

W
watermarks
checking while importing . . . . . . . . . . 239
Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
wedges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
welding
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 129
width
drawing curves by specifying . . . . . . . . 50

Index

449

Corel PHOTO-PAINT Index


Numerics

black point (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395

256 colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

black-and-white photos
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

bleed limit
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Adaptive unsharp filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322


adjusting
brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287, 293, 295
See also color
contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
midtones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287, 293, 294, 295
See also tone
adjustment filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293, 295
using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
adjustment layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
application window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

B
background
creating object from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
background color
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
bitmap fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
tiling images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

blending colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325


blends
creating colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
border
cropping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281, 282
resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
border-shaped editable areas . . . . . . . . .334
brightness
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Brightness slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
brush strokes
adjusting color and tone . . . . . . . . . . .295
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307, 309, 312
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
painting with images . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
painting with orbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
painting with symmetrical patterns . .312
rendering as objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
repeating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
brushes
painting with preset brushes . . . . . . .309

C
channels
spot color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

black point
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Index

451

Corel PHOTO-PAINT
Choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
clipart
finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
clipping groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
undoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Clone tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310, 320
cloning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
closing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381, 384
color
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287, 293, 295
cast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
channels
See color channels
controlling in Image Adjustment Lab 288
correcting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
correcting quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
dithering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
modifying by using brush strokes 295, 296
color calibration bars
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 228
color cast (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
combining images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
creating masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334, 337
displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297, 298
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297, 298
mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297, 298
splitting images into channels . . . . . .299
color control area
choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264

452

color depth
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
color modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
color management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
choosing styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
correcting colors for display . . . . . . . 388
embedding color profiles . . . . . . .387, 388
enabling gamut alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
setting advanced options . . . . . . . . . . 387
using color profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
color masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
color models
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
color modes
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262, 273, 274
converting to paletted . . . . . . . . .274, 275
viewing image information . . . . . . . . 259
color palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263, 274
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
creating custom palettes . . . . . . .267, 268
docking or undocking . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
fixed or custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
in paletted color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
color profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
copying from CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
downloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
embedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
color separations
previewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229, 230
color viewers
choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Index

Corel PHOTO-PAINT
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
blending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . 263, 264, 265, 266
correcting between devices . . . . . 385, 388
creating blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
current selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
custom palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
process
See process colors
replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
reproducing accurately . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
sampling from images . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
smearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
smudging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
spot
See spot colors
using color harmonies . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
using color palettes . . . . . . . . . . . 263, 265
viewing image information . . . . . . . . 261
combining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
objects with background . . . . . . . . . . . 361

copying image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319


Corel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Corel Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Corel Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Corel Technology Partners . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Corel Training Partners (CTPs) . . . . . . . .15
CorelTUTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
correcting
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287, 288, 293
See also color
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295, 296
tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287, 291, 293, 295
See also tone
Create snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Crop tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
crop/fold marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226, 227, 228

compression
optimizing images for the Web . . . . . 373

cropping
border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281, 282
editable areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
expanding cropping area . . . . . . . . . .282
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281, 282
to editable areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283

configuring a pen tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Cutout command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

cutting out images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338

Contrast enhancement filter . . . . . . . . . . 295

Contrast slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

defringing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
edges of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

commercial printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

conventions for documentation . . . . . . . . 11


copying
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360

Index

deinterlacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
densitometer scale
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

453

Corel PHOTO-PAINT
densitometer scales
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
deselecting
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
digital cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
color management settings . . . . . . . . .385
photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278, 279
dimensions of images . . . . . . . . . . . . 301, 302
Directional sharpen filter . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
displaying
color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
distorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
distributing objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
dithering
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
paletted color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

E
edges
changing on objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
editable areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
applying special effects . . . . . . . . . . . 345
creating border-shaped areas . . . . . . 334
creating lenses from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
cropping to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
defining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332, 333, 334
defining in color channels . . . . . . . . . 337
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
inverting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
rendering as objects . . . . . . . . . . .359, 360
viewing image information . . . . . . . . 261
editing
color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

dockers
minimizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257

effect filters
lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . .11

Ellipse tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

downsampling images . . . . . . . . . . . . 302, 303

ellipses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
adding outlines to shapes . . . . . . 305, 306
lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
rectangles and ellipses . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
rounding rectangle corners . . . . . . . . .305
triangles and polygons . . . . . . . . . . . .306
drop shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
duplicating
image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

454

Effect tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323


effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343

encoding (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403


Eraser tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
object areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
embedding color profiles . . . . . . . . . . 387
for Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373, 374
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

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to different file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . 382

exposure
correcting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
exposure (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
extended property bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
opening or closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Eyedropper tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

F
feathering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
edges of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
file formats
viewing image information . . . . . . . . 261
Web-compatible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
file information
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
file size
reducing for PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
viewing image information . . . . . . . . 261
files
exporting to Microsoft Office . . . . . . . 384
exporting to WordPerfect Office . . . . 384
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277

Fill tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349


fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
3-D patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
bitmap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
choosing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350, 351
gradient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355, 356
painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
texture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
film
printing to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

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filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
applying with lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
finding
clipart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
sound files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
flattening objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
flipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
flyouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
focusing
image detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
foreground color
choosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
foreground objects
cutting out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
fountain fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350, 351
creating depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
editing presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
freehand mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Freehand mask tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
full-screen preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
changing view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

G
GIF
optimizing and exporting . . . . . . . . . .373

gradient fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355


applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
graphics
hiding for print preview . . . . . . . . . . .392

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vector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279, 280

gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

H
halftone screens
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
changing language of . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
VBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
hiding
hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
spot color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
windows, toolbox, and toolbars . . . . .260
High pass filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
highlight (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
highlights
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Highlights slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Hints
displaying or hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
histograms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293, 294
using interactively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

I
ICC profiles
choosing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
image
flipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

rotating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292


using automatic controls . . . . . . . . . . 288
using color correction controls . . . . . 288
viewing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291, 292
zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

image lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310


loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Image sprayer tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
images
adjusting brightness and contrast . . . 289
adjusting color and tone . . . . . . . . . . 293
adjusting interactively . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
correcting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
cropping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
joining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
resampling . . . . . . . . . . 277, 301, 302, 303
resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301, 302
resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301, 302
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
stitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
viewing in Image Adjustment Lab . . 291,
292
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
bitmap fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
embedding color profiles . . . . . . . . . . 387
files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
vector graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280

Image Adjustment Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287


correcting color and tone quickly . . .291
panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292

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imposition layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Impressionism clone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
indexed color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
In-RIP trapping
color reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

layout
for printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

installing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9

lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
combining with background . . . . . . .330
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327, 328
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328, 329
exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330

Interactive drop shadow tool . . . . . . . . . 370

Line tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

Interactive fill tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
joining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

Insights from the Experts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Internet
exporting for Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
optimizing for Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
rollovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

linking (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410

Invert effect filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347

loading
bitmap fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353

inverting masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338

loading photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

joining
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

Magic wand mask tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335


using in color channels . . . . . . . . . . . .337

JPEG
optimizing and exporting . . . . . . . . . . 373

Magnetic mask tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336


magnification level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

magnifying
print preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391

Knowledge Base
accessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

marquee
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

mask marquee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331


hiding and displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . .332

languages
changing for user interface and Help . 10
Lasso mask tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
using in color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357

Index

mask overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331


hiding and displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
auto-sensing edges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
border-shaped masks . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334

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color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
color masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332, 333
creating lenses from . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
freehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
inverting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
outlining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
uniform color masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
using color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334

measurements
changing units of measure . . . . . . . . .262
menus
hiding menu bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Microsoft Office
export files to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
midtone (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
midtones
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Midtones slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
mirroring images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
mixing
color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
modifying installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
moire
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
monitors
alerting to nonprinting colors . . . . . . .387
color management settings . . . . . . . . .385

N
Navigator pop-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
viewing areas outside image window 260
noise
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315, 316, 317

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O
object marquee
customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
applying perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
blending into the background . . . . . 369
changing edges . . . . . . . . . . .367, 368, 369
changing properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
clipping groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
cloning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
combining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360, 361
combining with background . . . . . . . 361
copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
distorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
drop shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
flipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
grouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360, 361
lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
renaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
resizing and scaling . . . . . . . . . . .365, 366
rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
skewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
transforming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
ungrouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
vector graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
optimizing
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
optimizing images for the Web . . . .373, 374
orbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
orientation
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

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images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281, 285
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391

Pan tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

outlining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
rectangles and ellipses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
triangles and polygons . . . . . . . . . . . . 306

panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283

panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259, 260

output resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302, 303

paper size
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
paper border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303

passwords
setting in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236

page numbers
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
pages
orientation for printing . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Paint tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307, 312
painting
applying brush strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
orbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
sampling image colors . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
spirals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
symmetrical patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
using fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
using preset brushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
using pressure-sensitive pens . . . . . . . 313
using sprayed images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
paletted color mode
dithering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
saving conversion options . . . . . . . . . . 275
palettes
color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
creating color palettes . . . . . . . . . 267, 268
hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

PDF
editing styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
including printers marks . . . . . . . . . .235
optimizing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
prepress settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
publishing to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
saving files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
setting file permissions . . . . . . . . . . . .236
setting security options . . . . . . . . . . . .235
setting user passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235

pen tablet
configuring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
permissions
setting for PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
applying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
correcting color and tone . . . . . . . . . .287
digital cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278, 279
importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
retouching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347

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Pointillism clone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320

tiling jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390

Polygon tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306


polygons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306

process colors
converting spot colors . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
PANTONE Hexachrome . . . . . . . . 230

Posterize effect filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347

product updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

prepress settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235

property bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256


extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

pressure-sensitive pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313


setting attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
previewing
color separations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
hiding graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
increasing speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391, 392
print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391, 392
previews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
changing image views . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
printers marks
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
printers
color management settings . . . . . . . . .387
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
changing resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
color calibration bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
commercial printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
converting spot colors to process colors . .
230
customizing halftone screens . . . . . . .231
gutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
hiding graphics in preview . . . . . . . . .392
layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
page orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
PANTONE Hexachrome process color .
230
preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391, 392
printers marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
registration marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
spot color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

460

protected areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331


distinguishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

R
Rectangle tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
rectangles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
red-eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
registering Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
removing masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
repairing
installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
repairing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Replace color brush tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
resampling
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
resampling images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302, 303
resizing
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301, 302
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
paper border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
resolution
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301, 302

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restoring photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
retouching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

searching
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

rollovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378, 379
images for the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
removing objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380

seed color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334

rotating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366

selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331

selecting
black point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
white point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
settings
security in PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
shadow (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407

sampling
painting with image colors . . . . . . . . . 309

shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
adding to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

sampling colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Shadows slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

Saturation slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
drawing rectangles and ellipses . . . . .305
drawing triangles and polygons . . . . .306
outlining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305, 306
rendering as objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233, 381


auto-save settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
backup settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
for Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
PDF files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
preserving image properties . . . . . . . . 381
to different file formats . . . . . . . . 381, 382
to different locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
using different filenames . . . . . . . . . . 382
scaling objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363, 366
scanned images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
improving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315, 316
scanners
color management settings . . . . . . . . . 385

shaping lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329


Sharpen filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321, 367
edges of objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
size
changing image dimensions . . . . . . . .302
displaying image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
paper border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303

scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277, 278


images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
scratches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317, 318

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skewing objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363, 366
smearing colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
smudging colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
snapshots
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

support
Corel on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
customer feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
symmetrical patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312

sound files
finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277

spacing
objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

temperature (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425

tablets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

special effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343


applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344, 347
applying to editable areas . . . . . . . . . .345
categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
color and tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
creating preset styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
deleting preset styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
preset styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345, 346
repeating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343

Temperature slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

spot color channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269


changing properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
hiding or displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
reordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270

tonal range (definition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427

spraying images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310


choosing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
creating spraylists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
loading image lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
changing information . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
stitching images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
stylus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
setting attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

462

terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 247


texture fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
applying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Threshold effect filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
tiling
bitmaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
tiling print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Tint slider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
tone
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287, 293, 295
correcting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
correcting quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
modifying by using brush strokes 295, 296
modifying by using histograms .294, 295
toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
hiding and displaying . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
tools and flyouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

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tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

hiding windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260


image information . . . . . . . . . . . .261, 262
images in Image Adjustment Lab . . 291,
292
panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

Transform filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347


transformations
applying to objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
triangles
drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
tutorials
accessing CorelTUTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
accessing Insights from the Experts . . 14

Undo brush tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

Web
exporting images . . . . . . . . . . . . .373, 374
image resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
optimizing images . . . . . . . . . . . .373, 374
rollovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

undoing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
part of an action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

white point
selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

uniform fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

windows
hiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

uninstalling applications . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 10
Unsharp mask filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
updating Corel products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

work area
changing view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

upsampling images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302, 303

user interface
changing language of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Zoom tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

V
VBA
help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259, 261


changing magnification level . . . . . . .261
returning to previous zoom level . . . .261
viewing areas outside image window 260

vector graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279


importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
video images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
improving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315, 316
viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
areas outside image window . . . . . . . 260
changing image view . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
cursor coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
full-screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

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